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Former NHLers hoist JUNO Cup

Reported by Kevin Martel
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It was the former NHLers who hoisted the JUNO Cup over the musicians' team last night at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.

The NHLers beat the musicians with a final score of 9-8. But for the fans in the stands, the final tally didn't seem to matter. The excitement came from seeing players not normally seen on the ice.

Leafs' fan Jason Nichol was there. He said he was excited to see Gary Roberts play because of his Toronto Maple Leafs background, having played for them in the late 90s, early 2000s. Roberts was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1984.

Another popular name on the ice was Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo, who headed up the musicians' team.

He said the sport is a nice compliment to being on stage.

"It's energetic, it's exciting, it's good for your lungs, and so many musicians play hockey," he said.

"That's what brought me back."

Last night marked the tenth anniversary of the game. All the money raised will go to support music education.