Two of Canada’s favourite pastimes – hockey and music – come together for an all-out clash of the titans during Juno Cup, a celebrity hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s national music education charity associated with CARAS. The game sees former NHL Greats competing with Canadian artists and celebrities for bragging rights on the ice.
This year’s team of NHLers includes Juno Cup veterans Brad Dalgarno, Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, Paul Coffey and Troy Crowder who bring their experience to the ice. They’re joined this year by local St. John’s hockey heroes Andrew McKim and Greg Smyth. More players will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Rockers, led by Team Captain Jim Cuddy, are not the least bit intimidated by their NHL counterparts, and have gained strength in numbers by recruiting a total of 24 players to-date including:
|Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) – Team Captain
Andrew Usenik (Ten Second Epic)
Evan Cranley (Stars/Broken Social Scene)
Greg Millson (Great Lake Swimmers)
Jay Bodner (Eagle _ Hawk)
John Dinsmore (NQ Arbuckle)
Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
Patrick Birtles (Ten Second Epic)
|Paul Aucoin (Hylozoists)
Paul “Pdids” Murphy (Wintersleep)
Pete Kesper (NQ Arbuckle) – Goalie
Raven Kanatakta (Digging Roots)
Rex Goudie – Goalie
Rob Higgins (Dearly Beloved)
Sean McCann (Great Big Sea)
Tim “Squirly D” D’eon (Wintersleep)
Vince Fontaine (Eagle _ Hawk)
TSN’s Off the Record host, Michael Landsberg, will be announcing the live play-by-play commentary during the game’s exciting two periods as well as the skills competition.
Tickets to Juno Cup go on sale Saturday, March 27 at 12:00 pm (NDT) and can be purchased at the Mile One Centre Box Office; by phoning (709) 576-7657, (toll free) at 1-800-361-4595 or online at www.admission.com.