Bieber Jinx: Which Edmonton/Ottawa Celebs or “Bad Luck Charms” SHOULDN’T Attend Games

(Toronto Maple Leafs Twitter)
(Toronto Maple Leafs Twitter)

Stratford, Ontario native Justin Bieber was in Toronto for the Toronto Maple Leafs / Washington Capitals game on Sunday and a lot of people are saying he jinxed the team and got them eliminated from the playoffs. LOL

(Terez Owens)
(Terez Owens)

Silly? Yes. But let’s have some fun with this, shall we?

Now that there are only two Canadian teams remaining in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators), here’s a list of celebrities from or associated with Ottawa and Edmonton.

Out of the list, who do YOU think could be a “bad luck charm” if they show up to one of the games?

CELEBRITIES CONNECTED TO OTTAWA

1. Dan Aykroyd aka “The Original Dart Guy aka Retro Dart Guy aka Ghostbusting Dart Guy”

(Sportsnet)
(Sportsnet)

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Dan Akroyd went to St. Patrick High School and then he studied at Carleton University in Ottawa.

2. Alanis Morissette

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(Image Credit: The Odyssey Online)

She might not have had “one hand in her pocket and another one smoking a cigarette” but singer Alanis Morisette did attend Ottawa’s Immaculata High School and the Glebe Collegiate Institute before moving to Toronto and then to LA

3. Keshia Chanté

(Wikipedia)
(Wikipedia)

Keshia Chanté Harper was born in Ottawa and moved to Toronto when she was 14. You might remember her hits, “Unpredictable” and “Been Gone”

 

 

4. Bryan Adams

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Bryan Adams was born in Kingston but grew up in Ottawa. He attended Colonel By Secondary School and later dropped out so he could focus on his music career.

5. Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, NY but he went to Ottawa’s Henry Munro Middle school for grade 6, reportedly hanging out in the Beacon Hill area until his mom and dad divorced and he moved back to the States.

6. Matthew Perry aka Chandler Bing aka Chan-Chan Man aka Mr. Sensitivity

(Scout Cheat Sheet)
(Scout Cheat Sheet)

Chandler aka Matthew Perry was born in Massachusetts, but his mother was a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau so he spent his younger years in Ottawa, studying at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Asbury College. He later moved to LA.

CELEBRITIES CONNECTED TO EDMONTON / ALBERTA 

1. Michael J. Fox

(Business Insider)
(Business Insider)

Michael J. Fox was born on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2. Eric Johnson

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(Cosmopolitan)

Eric Johnson was born in Edmonton, Alberta and went on to star in The Knick (2014) and Fifty Shade Darker (2017)

 

3. Nathan Fillion

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(Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Nathan Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and went on to study at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta.

4. Tommy Chong

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(imdb.com)
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(imdb.com)

You know him from “Cheech and Chong”

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(imdb.com)

Tommy Chong was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Thomas B. Kin Chong. You may also remember him from Up in Smoke (1978), After Hours (1985) and Zootopia (2016)

 
5. Jill Hennessy

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(Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

Jill Hennessy was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Jillian Noel Hennessy. You remember her for her roles in Crossing Jordan (2001), Law & Order (1990) and Wild Hogs (2007).

 

6. Catherine Mary Stewart

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(Zimbio)

“Weekend at Bernie’s” actress Catherine Mary Stewart was born in Edmonton and was an icon in the 80’s and 90’s.
Days of Our Lives (1965)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Mischief (1985)
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

 

7. Evangeline Lilly

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(Alchetron)

“Lost” actress Evangeline Lilly who played “Kate Austen” in the show, was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

8. Elisha Cuthbert

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(imdb.com)

Calgary, Alberta native Elisha Cuthbert got her start hosting “Popular Mechanics for Kids” (1997) and went on to star in the teen comedy “The Girl Next Door”

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(Knowledge Network)

 

9. Joni Mitchell

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(Stereogum)

Folk music legend Joni Mitchell was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Unfortunately, about a month ago, 73 year old Mitchell reportedly showed up to Elton John’s birthday party in a wheelchair, as she suffered a brain aneurysm roughly two years ago.

 

10. Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)

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(forum.skyscraperpage.com)

Born Chad Robert Turton, Nickelback’s lead singer and guitarist was born in Hanna, Alberta in 1974.


11. Tegan and Sara

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(TV Tropes)

Juno-award winning, twin sisters Tegan and Sara are Calgary-born babes!

12. Jann Arden

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(Maclean’s)

She’s a trailblazer in women’s music, she is Jann Arden. Born in Calgary and raised in Springbank, Alberta, she was a budding musician at Springbank Community High School.

Check out the Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Broadcast Schedule HERE

The Edmonton Oilers’ New Mascot May Kill You While You Sleep

The Edmonton Oilers introduced Hunter, their first ever mascot, today on Twitter. The team decided to go the “threaten your fans with murder until they cheer,” route, for their mascot.

 

“He’s jumping around, he’s dancing… he’s crazy.” #OilCountry kids are loving the #Oilers new mascot Hunter! pic.twitter.com/u38baC6oNR

— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 26, 2016

 

Hunter is a Canadian Lynx by day, presumed surveyor of children’s playgrounds by night. As Deadspin writes, there was a long process that went into choosing this rabid animal for their mascot:

 

“One of the main criteria was to select a mascot that was approachable and huggable.

Over 2,200 students from kindergarten through Grade 9 were surveyed to identify the most popular of the mascot candidates produced and Hunter, the Canadian Lynx, was “far and away the most popular” according to Harrop.

The other day they took the newly created Hunter to one of the schools used to test market the mascot to show them the result of their input.”

 

The start of #Oilers preseason got us like… pic.twitter.com/6lH5hl8nGO

— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 26, 2016

 
The Internet is afraid, very afraid, of Hunter. We assume this pleases the lynx and increases his blood lust.

 

 

Hunter’s father, Gary, the No Trash Cougar, is very proud of Hunter’s new job. Hopefully Hunter will follow in his father’s footsteps by bringing joy to children everywhere.