Jess Moskaluke, Hunter Brothers heat up chilly night with performances during Heritage Classic

Saskatchewan musicians took on Canada’s game Saturday night at the 2019 NHL Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets played out to a 2-1 overtime win for the Jets in front of a crowd of over 33,000 people. But in between the game, Saskatchewan artists provided entertainment throughout the night including rockers The Sheepdogs and country artists Jess Moskaluke and the Hunter Brothers.

Moskaluke talked about how this was an amazing and crazy experience for her.

“I’ve had the pleasure of playing Mosaic Stadium a handful of times now, but never for hockey,” she said. “It’s been a blast, everyone’s been amazing to work with, and I got to perform with my favourite brothers in the world!”

JJ Hunter of the Hunter Brothers felt it was an amazing opportunity to be a part of the opening ceremonies and to collaborate with other artists. He noted how he was impressed with the lights, pyrotechnics and how a couple CF-18s flew over the stadium during their performance of “O Canada”.

Hunter said he grew up playing hockey, so it was great to see some familiar faces and connections he has from his past.

“A lot of the front office staff and training staff that are still a part of the Winnipeg Jets organization were a part of the Manitoba Moose when I was there with the American Hockey League team, and it’s so much fun to do that.”

The Hunter Brothers added that it was great to see the province bond together through the cold weather to take in a sport that many grow up playing.

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