What happens when you take one of Canada’s iconic tourist destinations and the country’s most popular sport and combine them together? That’s what happened on a hot Summer’s day in August when Hornblower Niagara Cruises welcomed for the first time recently retired Montreal Canadien’s Defenseman, Mike Weaver and his beautiful wife, Rhianna for a boat ride to the Falls. The couple visited the attraction as part of filming for North America’s newest and most popular reality television show, Hockey Wives. Airing on the W Network the reality show showcases 11 successful women, their NHL hockey player husbands and their busy lives raising families and travelling for the love of the game.




Newest members to the show include recently retired Montreal Canadien Defensemen, Mike Weaver and his wife, Rhianna, a Montreal Philanthropist and marketing professional. The Weavers also accompany Philadelphia Flyer’s Goalie, Ray Emery and his girlfriend most recognized in the Canadian music industry, Keshia Chante to the show. Returning faces include Anaheim Ducks Captain, Ryan Getzlaf and wife Paige, Montreal Canadiens Captain, Carey Price and wife, Angela, Free Agent Winger, David Booth and wife, Ashley, Toronto Maple Leafs Centre, Daniel Winnik and wife Taylor, Vancouver Canucks Goalie, Ryan Miller and wife Noureen DeWulf, Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie, Jonathan Bernier and wife Martine Forget, Vancouver Canucks Left Wing, Brandon Prust and fiance, Maripier Morin, Retire Right Winger, George Parros and wife, Tiffany Parros and Philadelphia Flyers Goalie, Jason LaBarbera and wife, Kodette.


In Season 2, Episode 3, Mike and Rhianna make a visit to Niagara Falls, Canada the ‘Honeymoon Capital of the World’ to celebrate what better than their wedding anniversary. Mike and Rhianna along with the 8 crew members, a representative from Tourism Partnership of Niagara and Hornblower Niagara Cruises marketing employee boarded the boats with high hopes for filming in the powerful mist. During the filming aboard the boat the two chatted about what better than his career, their family and how amazing the boat ride and seeing the Falls up close. Among their conversation and selfies the couple tried so hard to keep dry but the beast of the waterfall couldn’t keep them, the cameras nor the crew dry. After experiencing #InTheMist Mike stopped to sign a big fan’s autograph and a few pictures from Canadian fans themselves.


To view the Niagara Falls Episode, watch it here.

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filming at hornblower niagara cruises

mike weaver and fan pose for a picture at hornblower niagara cruises


With warm summer temperatures in the air, the Weaver’s perfect Niagara Day honeymoon adventures continued enjoying attractions at Journey Behind the Falls, a helicopter over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls with Niagara Helicopters and sipping cool and crisp refreshing wine at Peller Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Although they show a clip of the NIagara Cruises boats in the water, the remainder of Niagara Falls clips and visit to Hornblower Niagara Cruises will be aired in March 2016 when the Show returns for Season 3.


To view the Niagara Falls Episode, watch it here.

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