Sportsnet will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET, prior to the game between the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks. The location this week is Abbotsford, British Columbia, and the show will celebrate the history of hockey in the city.
Among the features airing on the pregame show:
* Mackenzie Skapski's mother got a phone call that he was in an accident and needed life-saving surgery, which could have threatened his NHL career. Three years later she got a call saying the Abbotsford native had made the NHL when he was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2013.
* Members of the Abbotsford Police Department have played a weekly hockey game for the past 40 years as a way to relieve the stress from the job. This includes 82-year old goalie John Snesar.
* A look at two players from British Columbia who were drafted by the Vancouver Canucks: Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, 2014) and Cam Neely (Comox, 1983).