Hockey fans from across the country will vie for the title of Canada's most passionate hockey community in a CBC reality show debuting March 29. Kraft Hockeyville will showcase the search for the Canadian town or city exhibiting the greatest hockey spirit combined with hometown pride. The prize? An opportunity to host a live NHL exhibition game.
Created in collaboration with the NHL and the NHL Players' Association, the seven-episode series will chronicle stories from Canada's most hockey-mad regions. A panel of judges will narrow the field down to 25 communities, with viewers selecting which towns or cities will advance to the next round at the end of each episode. Five neighbourhoods will face off in the series finale which will air June 11, in the midst of the Stanley Cup playoffs. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the show was designed in part to reward Canadian hockey fans who remained devoted to the league through its tumultuous 10-month lockout - and to win back those who may have soured on the sport. Written by
The first four shows were filmed in Kingston, On. Kingston claim they are the official birthplace of Hockey. Windsor, Nova Scotia is also in the competition and they also claim to be the official birthplace of the game. See more »