All-Star Hosts set for Opening Ceremonies Event


The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup Host Committee, together with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), have announced their lineup of event hosts for the celebratory kick-off extravaganza
planned for the May 17th Mastercard Memorial Cup opening ceremonies.

“We are pleased to welcome some big names to Regina for our kick-off event,” says Shaun Semple, Chair of Regina’s Host Committee. “The Centennial Salute will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us, so the committee spared no effort in bringing the best people to Regina to help us celebrate!

Presenters for the event include:
Rob Faulds – Joining the Sportsnet team during its inaugural year in 1998, Faulds has enjoyed many roles over the past 20 years. Including hosting and anchoring shows on Sportsnet, Faulds has covered NHL, AHL, CHL, NBA, MLB, MLS, PGA and Grand Slam of Curling events, to name a few. He also had the opportunity to cover international sporting competitions including sliding events at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games and the rowing and canoe/kayak events at the 2012 London Olympics.

Jeff Marek – Since signing on with Sportsnet in 2011, Jeff Marek has become a familiar face to NHL and CHL fans. Serving as host for the NHL and CHL on Sportsnet, Marek brings incredible experience and knowledge to the network’s hockey broadcasts. He contributes regularly to NHL on Sportsnet broadcasts and is the face of junior hockey on Sportsnet, hosting both CHL on Sportsnet and Mastercard Memorial Cup coverage.

Tanya Kim – A highly visible Canadian television personality and actor, Tanya is best recognized for her work as a national entertainment and fashion correspondent from 2003 to 2014. An experienced red-carpet professional, Kim has interviewed celebrities at numerous prestigious events, including the Juno Awards and the Academy Awards. She was also part of the broadcast team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in

Brent Butt – Brent is a legendary Canadian comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his role as Brent Leroy on the sitcom Corner Gas, which he co-created. Butt has won four Canadian Comedy Awards, for Best Male Stand-up (2001), Best Male TV Performance (Corner Gas, 2004–05) and Best Writing – TV Series (Corner Gas, 2004). The Comedy Network Sir Peter Ustinov Award was awarded to Butt in 2008.

The Centennial Salute will be the largest, most spectacular celebration in the century-long history of the championship, a fitting kick-off event for the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup. The production will feature premium entertainment including live performances by Brent Butt, Jess Moskaluke, Chad Brownlee and a special musical tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, featuring Jack Semple and the Regina Symphony. The show will culminate in a full-length live performance by the Eagles, including Vince Gill, followed by a huge closing fireworks display that will light up the sky over Mosaic Stadium.

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Salute event are available at

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