Do Ju-no about the Juno Cup

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Good Stuff

Well, the Juno’s (Canadian Music Awards for anyone who may not know) are just around the corner and that means that it’s time for the Juno Cup (in my opinion the best part about the Juno’s).

The Juno Cup is a charity hockey game that pits Juno nominated artists against NHL alumni.  Usually the organizers of the event (Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Chris Topping from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science – CARAS-) pick NHLers that are from the city that hosts the Juno Awards.  This year the game is in Toronto which means the NHL talent is extraordinary.  Check out this list of talent, with more to be annonced:

Gary Roberts – ’89 Stanley Cup winner with Calgary Flames, and former Toronto Maple Leaf
Gary Leeman – ’93 Stanley Cup winner with the Habs, and former Leaf
Mark Napier – Two-time Stanley Cup winner (Montreal and Edmonton)
Paul Coffey – Hockey Hall of Fame, 2004
Brad Dalgarno – NY Islander’s first round pick and seven-season veteran

Here are a few of the artists playing:

Jim Cuddy – 11-time JUNO Award winner with Blue Rodeo
Andrew Scott and Chris Murphy – Members of the JUNO Award-winning group, Sloan
Jon Gallant – Seven-time JUNO Award winner with Billy Talent
Peter Kesper – Two-time JUNO Award nominee with NQ Arbuckle (in goal)
Sarah Harmer – 2011 JUNO Award nominee

Last Tuesday we had a mini “training camp” – more like a press conference – to promote the event.  We got together and did a few drills, shot targets and played a little game, it was great.  Paul Coffey said I could dangle!  He also told me his son was a big fan of the band and that he didn’t believe him when he said he’d be skating with a guy from Billy Talent.  Here’s the proof… hilarious:

Here is an interview from the event, apparently I’m rainbow coloured:

And some other stories and pics about the event:–shinny-with-the-stars


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