We have an NHL team, an arena full of season ticket holders and possibly a general manager, but what about a singer to perform the anthems before the games?
SCENE is calling out to all hockey and music fans to vote for your favourite Manitoba vocalist. Who should take the mic on the ice?
Jennifer Hanson (jenniferhanson.ca)
Jennifer Hanson hails from Flin Flon, Manitoba. She says there are two kinds of people who come from there....singers and hockey players. Jennifer now lives in the Atlanta area and was the regular vocalist to sing the anthems at the old Winnipeg Arena for the Jets.
Burton Cummings (myspace)
Former Guess Who singer and pianist Burton Cummings was always a huge Winnipeg Jets fan. At one time he was made the honourary Jets captain and sang the anthems for a game between Winnipeg and Chicago. Winnipeg won that one by the way.
Stacey Nattrass is familiar to many Manitobans as a frequent performer at Rainbow Stage, MTC and the anthem singer for the Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Stacey Nattrass (Peter Huck)
Maria Aragon (CBC)
Maria Aragon may be 11 years old, but she's already appeared onstage with Lady Gaga and appeared on Ellen Degeneres show. Her YouTube performance of Lady Gaga's Born This Way received over 34 million views.
FLO (Tonya Randell)
FLO is a Winnipeg based rhythm & blues singer who just opened up for Lauryn Hill to a packed house at the Centennial Concert Hall and is currently working on her second album.
John K Samson (Stephen Wilde)
John K Samson is best known as the lead singer and composer from the band The Weakerthans. His thoughtful music reflects his experiences as a Manitoban and hockey and curling fan.
Maybe there is someone else you have in mind. Let us know who else should be considered. Fill in "other" in the poll or leave a comment. And we'll keep building the list!