Sportsnet and NHL Network will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. The location this week is Penticton, British Columbia, and the show will celebrate the history of hockey in the city.
Among the features airing on the pregame show:
* Red Wings general manager and Vernon, B.C. native Ken Holland traveled through Western Canada, including Penticton, when he was a minor league goalie and scout before becoming one of the most successful NHL general managers.
* The Western Hockey League Combine, in partnership with the Okanagan Hockey Schools, is based in Penticton and is designed to help minor league hockey players with their development using technology which tests strength, power, agility, speed and reaction time on and off the ice.
* Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy last season, brought the Stanley Cup to Giuseppe's Pizzeria in Penticton. Keith moved to Penticton as a kid where he played his final two years of minor league hockey before playing for the Penticton Panthers of the Junior A league in the British Columbia Hockey League.