It’s ROCK vs JOCK at JUNO Cup 2018!

Feb 02, 2018

Once again hockey and music come together for MusiCounts as Canadian music icons face off against NHL legends at the annual JUNO Cup celebrity hockey game! The puck drops at 7:30 PT on Friday, March 23 at Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby, BC.

Confirmed to join the previously announced lineup of NHL legends include former notable Vancouver Canuck legends BJ MacDonald (Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks), Kyle Wellwood (Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets), and Paul Reinhart (Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks), Danielle Dube (Canadian National Women’s Hockey team), Gary Nylund (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders), Natalie Spooner (2018 Canadian National Women’s Hockey team) and previously announced players Brad Dalgarno, Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Kirk McLean and Troy Crowder!


Challenging the 13X winning team for the “cup” are the Rockers including Aaron Pritchett, Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), and Shawn Hook as well as Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Adrienne LaBelle (Supermoon), Barney Bentall, Bobby Martin (James Barker Band), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Dean Back (Theory), Doug Elliott (Odds), Dustin Bentall, James Barker (James Barker Band), Jay Bodner (Indian City), JJ Shiplett, Kellylee Evans, Kendel Carson, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Michael Hollett, Nancy Mike (The Jerry Cans), Sam Polley, and Victor Micallef (The Tenors) and previously announced players Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Devin Cuddy, Craig Northey (Odds), and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers, CBC Music).

Gary Roberts (NHL Greats) with Chad Brownlee (The Rockers). TD Place, Ottawa, On. March 31, 2017. (Photo: CARAS\iPhoto)

MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with the CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts works to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. Their mission is to ensure that youth in Canada have access to music programs in their schools and communities. Held annually during JUNO Week the JUNO Cup game has raised $840,000 for MusiCounts over the last 14 years!

via GIPHY – He shoots, Bassist John Gallant of Billy Talent scores!

Ready for the game? Individual tickets to the JUNO Cup are priced at $20 + fees. Tickets are available through When purchasing 10 or more, tickets are $15 (plus fees), with all proceeds benefiting MusiCounts.