Canadian music icons will be going head to head with NHL legends at the 2018 JUNO Cup at 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday, March 23 at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, in Burnaby, BC, in support of MusiCounts.
Held annually during JUNO Week, this celebrity hockey game has raised $840,000 for MusiCounts over the last 14 years. MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS, is keeping music alive in schools and communities across Canada and puts instruments in the hands of kids who need them through several programs and music education initiatives.
“The JUNO Cup is great for all the right reasons – it combines music, hockey, and a great charity in MusiCounts who give much needed instruments to schools across Canada,” said Jim Cuddy. “The camaraderie between the musicians and the NHL Greats is evident both on and off the ice. And the fans in the stands cheering us on makes everyone feel energized and excited to play. I am looking forward to this year’s game and celebrating the JUNOs in beautiful Vancouver with all of these great players.”
Former NHL legends confirmed to participate include:
Cliff Ronning (Vancouver Canucks), Dave Babych (Vancouver Canucks), Jyrki Lumme (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs), Kirk McLean (Vancouver Canucks), Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders) and Troy Crowder (New Jersey Devils, LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks). More players will be announced in the coming weeks.
Musical greats confirmed to hit the ice include:
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Craig Northey (Odds), Devin Cuddy and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers, CBC Music) – with many more to be announced.
Individual tickets to JUNO Cup are priced at $20 (plus fees). Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster.ca. $15 tickets (plus fees) are available when purchasing 10 or more, with all proceeds benefiting MusiCounts.
The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards at Rogers Arena, broadcast live on CBC and live streamed on CBCMusic.ca. on Sunday, March 25.