Tonight we are heading out to watch the Juno Cup. And Micah's School Band is playing the national anthem for the game.
The Juno's are a Canadian Music Awards party that this year is being hosted in Saskatoon. Each year as part of the festivities, they play a hockey game as well, called the Juno Cup.
Dave Manson who played his first NHL game for the Chicago BlackHawks in 1986 and is currently an Assistant Coach for the Prince Albert Raiders, joins Fred Sasakamoose, who also played for the BlackHawks and was the first Aboriginal-Canadian to play in the NHL in the 1950â€™s, as the latest players announced to lace up for Juno weekendâ€™s celebrity hockey game. The 4th annual Juno Cup (sponsored by SaskPower and the University of Saskatchewan), matches NHL Greats vs. The Rockers playing in support of CARASâ€™ music education program, MusiCan.
Fred, who is 73 years young, joins an incredible roster that includes members of the legendary â€˜Hound Lineâ€™ Wendel Clark, Russ Courtnall and Gary Leeman, along with Canadian Hockey Hall of Famer Paul Coffey and hockey greats Tim Cheveldae, Brad Dalgarno, Brian Glynn, Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, Bob Probert and now Dave Manson. With the addition of Dave and Fred, confirmed players for the NHL Greats totals 12 to-date.
On the opposing team, The Rockers already have 16 celebrity players confirmed including Brent Butt, Jim Cuddy and George Canyon to name a few.
In addition, MTV announced the broadcast of the match, which for the first time will allow music and hockey fans from across the country to watch the action. A one-hour televised special of MTV Live at the Juno Cup will be hosted by MTV Live personalities Daryn Jones, Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and Johnny Hockin and will air Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. ET on MTV. The one-hour special will feature in game interviews with the musicians, hockey players and play-by-play announcer Michael Landsberg. The entire game will be broadcast on demand on the CTV Broadband Network at MTV.ca, CTV.ca and TSN.ca. Fans who miss the live event can watch at their leisure as the broadcast will be made available on demand immediately following the broadcast on The CTV Broadband Network.
Looks like TSN is doing a live webcast of the game, here. It starts at 9pm Eastern.
I believe TSN is also rebroadcasting the game tomorrow.
So, if they include the national anthem on the broadcast, watch for the trumpet player, it'll be Micah.
(Hope he doesn't slip on the ice!)
And I'll be waving from the stands.