NEW YORK / TORONTO -- Three of Canada's top musical acts - Hedley, Down With Webster and Hey Rosetta! -- have joined the line-up for NHL Face-Off™, the Oct. 7 opening day hockey and entertainment festival at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today. Fans will be able to take part in the 2010-11 NHL® season opening celebration at Dundas Square and enjoy the free performances and a host of other activities, starting at noon.
Hedley is currently in the midst of their second, sold-out Canadian national arena tour. The Vancouver-based group - lead singer Jacob Hoggard, bassist Tom McDonald, guitarist Dave Rosin and drummer Chris Crippin -- is riding high on the success of their current album, The Show Must Go. Released in Canada in November 2009 - and coming soon on Island Def Jam in the U.S. - the album has produced a trio of Top 5 singles, including "Perfect," "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Cha Ching," which they performed in the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The band recently scored three wins at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards, including Video of the Year ("Perfect") and Pop Video of the Year ("Cha-Ching"). The band also recently had a record-breaking tenth #1 video on MuchMusic.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions