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NHL Face-Off transforms Yonge-Dundas Square into opening day hockey hub

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014

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Yonge-Dundas Square will be an all-day hub of hockey action on Wednesday when the puck drops on the 2014-15 NHL season.

Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off offers fans a full day of entertainment complete with a Tragically Hip concert, appearances by NHL legends, and a live broadcast of an Original Six clash between the rival Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The event is free and open to the public.

“The 2014 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off is a great way for the NHL and our partners to be a part of this excitement, celebrating with our fans in the heart of Toronto and all over the world,” said Brian Jennings, NHL executive vice-president & chief marketing officer.

The celebration begins at noon, rain or shine.

Below is a complete rundown:

  • 12 p.m. – Event begins with free interactive activities, prizes and giveaways
  • 12:45 p.m. – Photo Session with Joe Nieuwendyk
  • 2:15 p.m. – Photo Session with Wendel Clark
  • 2:30 p.m. – Q&A with Joe Nieuwendyk
  • 3:15 p.m. – Photo Session with Darryl Sittler
  • 3:30 p.m. – Q&A Session with Wendel Clark
  • 4:15 p.m. – Photo Session with Wendel Clark
  • 4:30 p.m. – Photo Session with Darryl Sittler
  • 5:00 p.m. – Q&A with Clark, Nieuwendyk and Sittler
  • 6:30 -7:15 p.m. – The Tragically Hip live performance
  • 7:15 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre – Live broadcast carried on all video screens at Yonge-Dundas Square
  • First intermission – Tim Hicks live performance
  • 10:00 p.m. – Official 2014 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off After Party (open to those 19 years and older). The EFS Nightclub, located at 647 King Street West

Yonge Street will be closed from Dundas to Queen streets from 10 a.m. on Tuesday to 4 a.m. on Thursday. The TTC’s Yonge buses will divert via Victoria Street.

Rogers is the parent company of this station and website.

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