Saturday, February 21, 2015

JUNO Cup 2015 in The Hammer: For Once Sports is Music's Bitch

JUNO Cup Presented By Pizza Pizza
"Sarah Harmer plays Hockey??"

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Time: 7:30 pm Location: Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena, 25 Hester Street, Hamilton ON, L9A 2N3

What: JUNO Awards Weekend kicks off with a celebrity fundraising hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. NHL Greats and Canadian musicians will face off in a fun, competitive, non-contact hockey game.

[Editor's note: We're glad to see the World of Sport serving the Music Biz. Too long it has been the other way around. Not to denigrate our athletes, but to simply even up the balance. 1) Think back to the Winter Olympics... all those musicians falling over each other to get their songs played on the CTV event review videos. Hey people it was those MUSIC videos that drove home to us the EMOTIONAL message that -- dammit -- we're proud of our athletes and all they do!! ... 2) Winter Olympics... all those athletes talking about soothing their nerves with an iPod streaming in their favourite song. We know that music is medicine. So do athletes! ... and 3) all those athletes talking about performance coaches that they work with... JEALOUSY! Musicians need and deserve performance coaches too. The MusiCounts charity that benefits from this hockey game is the thin end of the wedge, as we pry open the door for caring for our Artists in the same way we care for our Athletes!]

Rockers: (To date) 

AJ Johnson (Cuff the Duke/Odd Years)
Amanda Rheaume
Beard Guy (Walk Off The Earth)
Brian Murphy (Alvvays)*
Casey Laforet (Elliott Brood)*
Chris Crippin (Hedley)*
Chris Biggs (HTZ FM)
Chris Ziemniak (Y108)
Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro)
Dallas Smith*
Del Barber*
Devin Cuddy (Devin Cuddy Band)
Dylan Hudecki
Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck)
Jay Bodner (Eagle and Hawk)
Jeremy Widerman (Monster Truck)
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
Jimmy Hayes (Harlan Pepper)
Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
Mark Sasso (Elliott Brood)*
Mark Hebscher (CHCH)- Coach Menno Versteeg (Hollerado)*
Michael Hollett
Paul Brandt
Peter Kesper (NQ Arbuckle)
Phil MacIssac (Alvvays)*
Sam Roberts*
Sarah Harmer
Serge Sargento (The Reason)
Tyler Armes (Down With Webster)*
Vince Fontaine (Eagle and Hawk)

 *Denotes a 2015 JUNO Award nominee NHL

Greats: (To date) 

Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders)
Gary Leeman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets)
Gary Roberts (Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames)
Mark Napier (Montréal Canadiens,
Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres)
Mike Pelyk (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Natalie Spooner (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
Ric Nattres (Montréal Canadiens, Calgary Flames)
Rick Vaive (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabers)
Tessa Bonhomme (Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
Troy Crowder (Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils)
Wendel Clark (Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lighting)

Purchase Details: Available on ticketmaster.ca for $20.00 (plus service charges). Proceeds benefit MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

Media Partners: 102.9 K-Lite, 1150 CKOC, 953 Fresh Radio, 97.7 HTZ FM, AM900 CHML, The Hamilton Spectator, Y108 Contact: Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, 416-628-5610, c: 416-450-6637, akakoullis@holmespr.com

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