NEW YORK / TORONTO - Platinum-selling country music star Tim Hicks and JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder have joined the entertainment lineup for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™, the outdoor game between the Ottawa Senators® and Montreal Canadiens® on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, the National Hockey League announced today. The game, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the League's first games played on Dec. 19, 1917, will be broadcast live on Hockey Night in Canada and TVA Sports in Canada and on NBCSN in the U.S. at 7 p.m. ET.
The Pregame Concert presented by SiriusXM featuring Tim Hicks will begin the game day festivities at Lansdowne Park with a performance of Hicks' Top 10 hits, as well as new music, and will be featured during player introductions. His GOLD-certified hit song, "Stompin' Ground," will be highlighted in the game broadcast, presented by SiriusXM.
The anthem ceremony will feature Ryder's rendition of the Canadian National Anthem; a three-member flag party comprised of members of the Canadian Forces Supporting Unit in Ottawa; 50 members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command based in Ottawa; and two CF-18 Hornets from the 3 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Bagottville, Quebec.
The second intermission is presented by Ticketmaster, featuring a performance by multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams. During the game, the NHL will reveal the Greatest NHL® Moment Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar, as selected by fans online at NHL.com.
Due to high demand, seats have been added to Lansdowne Park for the Dec. 16 outdoor matchup between the Senators and Canadiens. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Fans can purchase tickets safely and securely on Ticketmaster and the NHL Ticket Exchange™.
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A determined road warrior known for his compelling live show, Hicks has cemented his reputation as an elite chart-topping act since making his country label debut in 2013. The Niagara Falls native's catalogue of highly praised releases has earned the two-time JUNO Award nominee and 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award winner, two platinum-selling singles, 6 gold singles and one gold album with his long-time label Open Road Recordings, in addition to multiple sold-out headlining dates and tours across the country.
With multiple CCMA Award nominations, CMAO Award wins and a 2015 SOCAN Award, Hicks released his third full-length album "Shake These Walls" in September 2016, followed by the headlining "Shake These Walls Tour" in January 2017. Entirely co-written by Hicks, "Shake These Walls" features the Top 10 hit singles "Stompin' Ground", "Slow Burn" and "Slide Over" as well as the brand new track currently at radio, "Forever Rebels."
The Canadian singer-songwriter is a six-time JUNO Award winner, including 2014 Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year honors. Ryder's successful studio album, HARMONY, went double platinum and featured the triple platinum, number one single, "Stompa." Her songs have been featured in more than 50 TV shows and commercials, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Veep" and "Suits." Ryder has shared the stage with OneRepublic, Kanye West, Sara Bareilles, HAIM, Pitbull and Melissa Ethridge, and proved herself as a strong live performer with an avid fanbase. In the spring of 2017, Ryder's sixth studio album, UTOPIC, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart.