The 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic just got a dose of hometown talent.
The annual outdoor game — scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 26, in Regina — will bring Saskatchewan natives the Sheepdogs, Jess Moskaluke, and Hunter Brothers back home for a night of high-flying hockey and epic performances.
ET Canada can exclusively announce that multi-platinum-selling Canadian rockers the Sheepdogs will headline the first intermission.
Country collective Hunter Brothers will perform the national anthem as part of the opening ceremonies and will join fellow Canadian country star Jess Moskaluke for an additional performance during the pre-game.
Moskaluke will then return to the stage for the second-intermission festivities.
The ceremonial puck drop will also recognize “the storied past and promising future of indigenous hockey in Canada” per the official press release, featuring Fred Sasakamoose — one of the first indigenous players in the NHL — and Brigette Lacquette, the first indigenous woman on Canada’s Olympic Women’s hockey team.
The on-ice battle between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets will broadcast live at 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET from Mosaic Stadium.