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Growing up a hockey fan, Tara Slone first professionally pursued her passion for music, becoming the lead singer of the Juno-nominated rock group Joydrop, and as a finalist on the hit CBS series Rockstar: INXS. Tara also has a lengthy acting resume, having appeared in dozens of films and television shows.


When looking for the next step in her career, Tara jumped at the opportunity to work at a small TV station in Toronto, and it became clear that moving from interviewee to interviewer gave Slone a unique perspective with her interview subjects. Tara’s next stop was as the host of Breakfast Television Calgary, where she spent five years. It was there that was given the opportunity to work in the world of sports, acting as a regular contributor to Sportsnet, covering the WHL and CIS hockey, curling, soccer, and bobsleigh.

Slone spent 8 years as co-host of the ground-breaking NHL broadcast Rogers Hometown Hockey alongside Ron MacLean, and developed the weekly Sportsnet series Top of [HER] Game, focussing on stories of empowered women in the world of sports. Tara currently works as a host, reporter and contributor for The San Jose Sharks and NBC Sports Bay Area.


Tara is also a 2020 Canadian Screen Award nominee for her work on the CityTV music program Budweiser Stage at Home.

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Tara talks about her career path from music to TV, hockey and meditation. And shares some favourite stories of crossing Canada on Rogers Hometown Hockey.


Tara Slone and Ron MacLean join Tim and Sid to discuss the upcoming season of Rogers Hometown Hockey.


Tara Slone is joined by Gold Medallist Natalie Spooner. Tara and Natalie discuss the pressures of playing for Team Canada, her career outside of hockey, and how she handles being an inspiration to the next generation of young female athletes.

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