It’s going to be a special pre-game ceremony in Winnipeg tonight.
The Ukrainian national anthem will be sung before tonight’s NHL game featuring the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets.
The Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus will sing O Canada and the Ukrainian national anthem, the Jets announced this morning.
The #NHLJets welcome back Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus to sing O Canada and the Ukrainian national anthem before tonight’s game.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 1, 2022
This will be the first Jets game held at Canada Life Centre since Russia started an unprovoked war with Ukraine last week. Canada has the second-largest Ukrainian diaspora group in the world after Russia, with over 180,000 people in Manitoba identifying as Ukrainian, according to CBC.
The idea is already a hit with fans, who voiced their support in response to the Jets’ tweet.
Excellent. Singing the Ukrainian anthem is fantastic. I know it’s symbolic but symbols are important. https://t.co/OLOUBvgIur
— Paulo Fernandes (@pauloafernandes) March 1, 2022
Love it !! Well done #GoJetsGo 👍🇺🇦
— Flames Medic Shadow Kees (@Keeshond71) March 1, 2022
This’ll be good! They did a hell of a last time at the Jets game.
— TimTheBodyBodsBods 🇺🇦 (@BodsTim) March 1, 2022
— Taomaris🇺🇸💙💛 (@Taomaris4) March 1, 2022