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Tue Mar 1, 2022, 12:55 PM

Emotions on guard for thee: Ukrainian, Canadian anthems to be sung at Jets-Canadiens NHL game

Christopher Sklepowich is preparing for what an emotional evening at Tuesday's NHL game between the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens and none of his concern has to do with hockey.

"There will definitely be a lot of reflection backstage before we step on the ice knowing that, as much as we will be feeling the emotion as ambassadors and figureheads for Winnipeg's Ukrainian community, it's incumbent upon us to to walk onto the stage and perform as we can and make sure that our song is heard loud and wide," said Christopher Sklepowich, tenor with the Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus.

The Jets have asked the group to sing the Canadian and Ukrainian national anthems at the game.


"I know there are definitely a few guys that were very emotionally moved when we found out that the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL are giving us this opportunity. It means an incredible amount to us," said Sklepowich, who is also chair of Hoosli's board of directors.



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