NEW YORK / TORONTO - The 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Regina, Saskatchewan will feature a lineup of musical performers with roots in the Western Canada province. Rock band The Sheepdogs, award-winning country singer Jess Moskaluke and country music group Hunter Brothers will perform during the regular-season outdoor game, which will be televised live at 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET on SN1, CBC, City and TVAS2 in Canada and on NBCSN in the U.S.
The formal game day festivities will begin with the Opening Ceremony presented by SiriusXM featuring a performance by Jess Moskaluke joined by the Hunter Brothers with a special appearance by Cadets and Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from both Regina's Training Academy and Saskatchewan's "F" Division.
The anthem ceremony will feature Hunter Brothers' rendition of the Canadian national anthem; the unfurling of the Canadian flag by 50 members of the Canadian Armed Forces from Regina and Moose Jaw, including the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force.; and a flyover by a CC-130H Hercules aircraft from the 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based in Winnipeg.
In celebration of past trailblazers and the promising future of indigenous hockey in Canada, Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first indigenous players in the NHL; Brigette Lacquette, the first indigenous woman on Canada's Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team; and two local youth hockey players will take part in a ceremonial puck drop.
The first intermission is presented by Ticketmaster and will feature a performance by the multiplatinum-selling band, The Sheepdogs. JUNO Award winner Jess Moskaluke will return to the stage for a performance during the second intermission. Throughout the game, Canadian supergroup, Toque, will serve as the house band and will treat fans to a set list of classic Canadian hits.
NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the official hashtag NHL #HeritageClassic.
Armed Forces Network will broadcast the game on AFN|sports2 channel on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. ET to 168 countries and territories, including U.S. military installations, U.S. embassies and consulates and aboard more than 140 U.S. Naval ships at sea positioned outside of U.S. territorial waters.
About Jess Mouskaluke
An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music. A 4x 2019 CCMA Awards nominee and the 2018 CCMA Award winner for "Album of the Year" was the first Canadian female country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes"), and she has achieved not one, but SEVEN Top 10 hits with her respective singles, "Kiss Me Quiet" (CRIA GOLD-certified), "Take Me Home," "Drive Me Away," "Camouflage," "Save Some Of That Whiskey" and "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes."
A multiple JUNO Award nominee (2015/2018/2019) and crowned the 2017 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year, Moskaluke is also a three-time consecutive Canadian Country Music Association recipient for "Female Artist of the Year" (the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title), a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and in the summer of 2017 was presented with five SCMA Awards including "Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year". With a growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date. Moskaluke toured nationally with Paul Brandt and most recently returned from the C2C Festival in Australia where she joined Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini and more.
About Hunter Brothers
Hunter Brothers, seven-time CCMA Award nominees, and six-time SCMA Award winners, released their sophomore album, State of Mind earlier in 2019. The album remained the #1 Canadian selling country album for four consecutive weeks following its release. The Hunter Brothers' single "Lost" was their first number one single at Canadian Country Radio, and "Born & Raised," was selected as the anthem for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament. The group toured nationally this year with Paul Brandt, fellow NHL Heritage Classic™ performer Moskaluke and High Valley on the highly successful The Journey Tour, and debuted at CMA Fest in Nashville.
The Sheepdogs have seen their albums, Learn & Burn and The Sheepdogs, achieve Platinum and Gold sales status respectively, while their single, "I Don't Know," reached Platinum certification status, and both "The Way It Is" and "Feeling Good" have hit Gold levels of sales. The five-member group have won four Juno Awards, and have been nominated for a total of 10, notably receiving Rock Album of the Year nominations for their four latest studio albums including their new album, CHANGING COLOURS. The band has long enjoyed tremendous support at Canadian radio where four of their singles including "I've Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be," which reached the #1 spot at rock radio. For the latest on The Sheepdogs, follow the band on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, or at thesheepdogs.com.