It has been officially confirmed that George Stroumboulopoulos will be the host of Hockey Night in Canada as well as the new Sunday night Hometown Hockey broadcasts on Rogers Media’s City TV network. However, things will not change as much for Don Cherry and Ron MacLean fans, as Rogers also confirmed that the long-time duo will be returning to the Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night broadcasts when the company takes over editorial control of the show starting with the 2014-15 season.
In collaboration with the Sportsnet broadcasters Daren Millard and Jeff Marek, the team is expected to host more than 500 regular season games, as well as the full slate of NHL playoff games. Meanwhile, Mr. MacLean is chosen to host on Hockey Day in Canada and appear on the Sunday night broadcasts as the host of a segment Rogers is calling Hometown Hockey Community Celebration. However, Mr. Cherry’s TV presence will not be extended. According to a statement issued by Mr. Cherry, he stated that “I knew that Rogers would never mess with the greatest segment on television. We’re going into our 29th season of Coach’s Corner, and we’re stronger than ever!”