Juno Cup - Charity Hockey Game

Published: 2004-03-09
Let the icing begin, the players for the 2004 Juno Cup have been announced. The inaugural Juno Cup hockey game is on April 2 at the AgriCom Arena in Edmonton. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale Wednesday March 10 through Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the game go to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences music Education program.

In what is sure to be a first for the sport of hockey, the Juno Cup game rules call for a non-contact game. Many of the rock star team hockey players will be performing at the Juno Awards program on Sunday April 4.

"Hockey Skates" singer Kathleen Edwards will act as coach for the rock star. The singer-guitar player for Blue Rodeo and hockey fanatic Jim Cuddy will be the team captain for the rockers. Joining cuddy on the team will be:
Sam Roberts
Roberts' drummer Corey Zadorozny
Stephen Carroll from the Weakerthans
John Sutton also of The Weakerthans
Jon Gallant of Billy Talent
Andrew Cash
Luke Doucet
Will Kidman from The Constantines
Jeremy Taggart from Our Lady Peace
Tyler Stewart from The Barenaked Ladies
Gavin Brown
Aaron Lines and
Bill Keely from Pilate

In a move that is sure to give the NHL alumni team an even bigger advantage than they already have on the rockers, the members of Nickelback are coaching the former NHL players. Representing the NHL will be the Alberta legend Lanny McDonald as team captain
Brian Benning
Rob Brown
Brad Dalgarno
Russ Courtnall
Doug Hicks
Jamie Macoun
Mormand Lacombe and
Pat Flatley

The Juno Cup is a part of a weekend of events for the Juno Awards.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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