Michael Bublé is coming to Hockey Day in Canada in Richmond

Michael Bublé is coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval on Feb. 11.  -
Michael Bublé is coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval on Feb. 11.
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Michael Bublé will be appearing at Richmond’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada celebrations at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Feb. 11.

The Burnaby-born crooner, whose most recent hit album entitled Christmas was released last October, has been a huge hockey fan since he was a kid.

Bublé won’t be singing at the oval, but will be picking up a hockey stick for a 12 noon street hockey game with the likes of Vancouver Canucks legend Trevor Linden and other celebrities.

Ted Townsend, senior manager of corporate cmmunications at the City of Richmond, also announced that the Richmond Sockeyes-North Delta Devils junior B hockey contest game originally slated for Delta has been moved to the oval to coincide with Hockey Day in Canada celebrations.

And Mark Donnelly will be singing the national anthem. Donnelly, who regularly sings the national anthem at Canucks games, is the father of Sockeyes’ alumni Sean Donnelly.

The Hockey Hall of Fame will present its Legends exhibit featuring memorabilia, interactive experiences and several NHL trophies including the Hart Memorial Trophy awarded annually to the league’s most valuable player.

There will also be a video games section, table and air hockey challenges, and a large collection of memorabilia (some of which will be available for trade or purchase), said Townsend.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with the celebration continuing until 10 p.m. The primary focus from 7 p.m. onwards will be on the Vancouver Canucks’ game in Calgary against the Flames. Fans will be able to watch the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on CBC on the big screen, which will be tuned into the broadcasts throughout the day featuring Canada’s other five NHL teams in action.

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