David Francey


  2nd annual JUNO CUP



The JUNO Cup Hockey game was a blast! check here later for a letter from David about the game!

Go to the Juno site to see David's hockey card! www.junoawards.ca/junocup

Hockey Action Is Back!
scroll down to read the Press Release from Caras on the JUNO CUP

As many of you may know, David has been a long time hockey fan. (see skatingrink and hockeynight for David's further involvement with the game) Ever since he landed in Canada from Scotland in the sixties he and his father adopted the game, as well as the country, as their own. When David was 30 he joined the National Novice Hockey Association fronted by none other than Gordie Howe. The NNHA taught the game to those who had not had the opportunity to play hockey as kids and provided them with a league in which to play. When we moved to Quebec David joined a Sunday night league in Lennoxville with the guys he worked with in construction. For half of the eleven years that he played Sunday night hockey David could be found in goal.

For the last 4 years David has been a full time musician, so he is happy to don skates and pads and face a few pucks to help raise money for the CARAS music education in schools program.

that's David in goal at an outdoor game

OK, here are the final team lists for the JUNO Cup!

The Artists Team will include:

Barney Bentall
Gavin Brown (Producer, Billy Talent and Three Days Grace)
Jason Bodner (Eagle & Hawk)
Jimmy Bowskill
Brent Butt
George Canyon
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea)
Vince Fontaine (Eagle & Hawk)
David Francey
Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
Jeremy Hora (Default)
Sarah Harmer
Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip)
John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews)
Rusty Matyas (Waking Eyes)
Matt Mays
Jarrett Murphy (Matt Mays & El Torpedo)
Kevin Parent
Gord Sinclair (The Tragically Hip)
Dallas Smith (Default)

and the NHL team will include:

Doug Gilmour
Brad Dalgarno
Dale Hawerchuk (ex-Jet)
Dave Babych (ex-Jet)
Perry Miller (ex-Jet)
Wayne Babych
Jordy Douglas (ex-Jet)
Ray Neufeld (ex-Jet)
Ab McDonald (ex-Jet)
Keith Tkachuk (ex-Jet)
Kris King (ex-Jet)
Mike Keane
Scott Arniel (ex-Jet)
Ron MacLean


Press Release from Caras

Click here and go to the JUNO weekend events page then click on the JUNO CUP for more info on who is playing and photos of last year's game

Hockey Action Is Back!

MasterCard Presents The 2005 JUNO Cup Celebrity Fundraising Face Off

Jim Cuddy, Alan Doyle, Doug Gilmour, Dale Hawerchuck and more to play in aid of music education Tickets on sale Saturday, February 26

TORONTO, February 21, 2005 - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and MasterCard today announced the first round of team picks for the 2nd annual Juno Cup celebrity hockey game in support of CARASí Music Education program, MusiCan. Featuring an impressive roster of Canadian artists and NHL greats, the event kicks-off the 2005 JUNO weekend on Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. at the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk, Manitoba.

The face of TSNís Off The Record, Michael Landsberg will host the event that pits stars George Canyon, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), Jon Gallant (Billy Talent), Sarah Harmer and Dallas Smith (Default) against former NHL pros such as Doug Gilmour and Winnipeg Jets veterans Dave Babych, Jordy Douglas, Dale Hawerchuck, Kris King and Perry Miller. Additional players will be announced at a later date.

The two teams will face off in a fun, competitive, non-contact hockey game to create awareness of the need for music education in schools across Canada. Tickets to the game will be available at all Winnipeg Ticketmaster locations on February 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. CT for a $15.00 donation towards MusiCan Ė CARASí Music Education program.

"MasterCard Canada is pleased to support CARAS' music education program and the important work it does in keeping music alive in our schools," said Kevin Stanton,President, MasterCard Canada.

Juno Cup is sponsored by MasterCard in association with CJOB/68, Power 97, CTV, The Winnipeg Sun, Selkirk Journal, Interlake Spectator, Stonewall Argus, Beausejour Review and Lac du Bonnet Leader.

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