PWHPA Secret® Dream Gap Tour Game to be part of 2023 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast on Sportsnet

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Team Scotiabank takes on Team adidas in Owen Sound, ON as part of PWHPA’s Secret® Dream Gap Tour, with three additional games being played in Collingwood, ON on Jan 21-22.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

TORONTO, ON – November 30, 2022 – The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), Scotiabank, Secret® and Sportsnet today unveiled plans for a live national broadcast of a PWHPA game during the 2023 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities on Saturday, January 21. The tilt between Team Scotiabank and Team adidas will be played in Owen Sound, ON at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre— home of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack. The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT and features marquee players such as Rebecca Johnston and Blayre Turnbull representing Team Scotiabank, and Sarah Nurse and Kendall Coyne Schofield playing for Team adidas.

“As a proud partner of the PWHPA we are excited that the Secret Dream Gap Tour will be featured as part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada,” said Laura Curtis Ferrera, Scotiabank’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Scotiabank is committed to growing the women’s game and Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is the perfect platform for celebrating some of the sport’s most skilled athletes.”  

The game—in partnership with Sportsnet, Scotiabank, Secret® and The City of Owen Sound,—will also serve as a Secret® Dream Gap Tour regular season game. Tickets can be purchased through the MacVicar & McComb Sutton Realty Attack Box Office. The PWHPA will also play three additional Secret® Dream Gap Tour regular season games at Eddie Bush Memorial Arena in Collingwood, Ontario on January 21 and 22. Tickets for the games in Collingwood are available for purchase here. The complete schedule for the games in Owen Sound and Collingwood can be found below. 

“The PWHPA is thrilled to be part of the 2023 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities” said Jayna Hefford, PWHPA Operations Consultant. “This season, our Secret® Dream Gap Tour has produced incredibly competitive games, and competition that features the best players in the world going head to head each game.  We’re excited that Scotiabank, Secret® and Sportsnet are providing such a great platform for our players and our sport. We can’t wait to get to Owen Sound to kick off the event.”

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is Canada’s biggest annual single-day hockey celebration. Returning for its 23rd year, the 14.5 hour marathon broadcast features all seven Canadian NHL teams in action across Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, Citytv, SN NOW, OMNI, and CBC. Hosted by Ron MacLean live from Owen Sound, Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will also include a variety of special guests and features to promote the growth of inclusion and diversity in hockey as part of Scotiabank’s hockey for all initiative.

 “Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is all about celebrating and growing the sport by sharing inspiring stories from across the country, and showcasing hockey’s best on a national stage,” said Bart Yabsley, President, Sportsnet. “Welcoming the PWHPA into the fold is a natural evolution for the event and a perfect way to kick off the full-day broadcast on Sportsnet.”

This season marks the third iteration of the Secret® Dream Gap Tour and comes as part of Secret Deodorant’s ongoing commitment to the PWHPA, underscoring their belief that equal sweat deserves equal opportunity. Since 2020, Secret Deodorant committed over $2 million to the PWHPA, ensuring players are given access to suitable training facilities, opportunities to compete at an elite level and visibility to continue building a fan base. With more games played in the first half of the season than ever before—and more events to be announced for the second half— this season has been the most expansive Secret® Dream Gap Tour to date.  

With support from Secret and the national platform provided by Sportsnet, this partnership will continue to increase the visibility of PWHPA players, while also providing the opportunity for fans across Canada to watch these world-class players on television. 

For details on all event activities, and more ticket information, visit the event website at OwenSound.ca/HockeyDay.

Game Schedule 

Date

Time (ET)

Location

Teams

Jan. 21

11 a.m.

Owen Sound

Team Scotiabank vs. Team adidas

Jan. 21

1:30 p.m.

Collingwood

Team Harvey’s vs. Team Sonnet 

Jan. 22

9:30 a.m.

Collingwood

Team Sonnet vs. Team Scotiabank

Jan. 22

12:30 p.m.

Collingwood

Team adidas vs. Team Harvey’s


About the PWHPA

Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s (PWHPA) mission is to promote, advance and support a viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to provide a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. PWHPA is working to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for women and future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, visit pwhpa.com.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of over $1.3 trillion (as at October 31, 2022), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

About Sportsnet 

Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, SN NOW, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, FIBA, WWE, IndyCar, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca.


Media Inquiries:

Ashley McLellan
PWHPA Media Consultant
media@pwhpa.com

Kelty Reid
Scotiabank
kelty.reid@scotiabank.com
437-882-9483

Jason Jackson
Sportsnet
jason.jackson1@rci.rogers.com
416-603-4033