Teams of NHL and Olympic champions went head-to-head against a team of Canadian artists of all stripes, March 23 at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby in the 2018 edition of the JUNO Cup.
Coached by a tag team effort of jazz vocalist, Kellylee Evens, Odds singer, Craig Northey, team “Rocks” consisted of 27 members of the Canadian music community; including Blue Rodeo singer Jim Cuddy, who received the MusicCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award for his efforts in creating the JUNO Cup in 2004.
The “Jocks” team, comprised of a mixed team of NHL and Olympic champions, included Olympic medalists Kaillie Humphries, Mark McMorris and Natalie Spooner.
In a pre-game trade CBC personality, Grant Lawrence was sent to mind the net for the Jocks in return for winger Rebecca Johnson. The result was a 10-9 victory for the Jocks.
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Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.