"My 12-year-old self can't even handle this!" confessed hockey-loving Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, taking to the stage at the Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party in Toronto. The Man Seeking Woman star, 34, played host at the kick-off bash, which saw all-stars from participating teams, including Canada (hey, Sidney Crosby!), U.S.A., Russia and 23-and-under, arrive at the Scotiabank Fan Village in Toronto's Distillery District.
As the hockey action heated up, the evening featured musical performances by opener Daya plus headliners The Killers and Canadian rockers Sam Roberts Band. The homegrown talents set the tone for the night with an electric set that had the Quebec-born frontman racing off stage and into the crowds to takes selfies with excited fans. The set list included hits from the band's upcoming album, Terraform, set for release on October 28.
Amped up on the arrival of NHL legends – including former Team Canada star Paul Henderson, who took the stage after an introduction by Toronto mayor John Tory – the crowd erupted with cheers as The Killers finally took to the stage at the end of the night. The Las Vegas rockers belted out their iconic chart-toppers, kicking it off with "Mr. Brightside" before segueing into "When You Were Young." A strobe-light streaked and crowd-sung rendition of "All These Things That I've Done" capped the exhilarating night.
— HELLO! Canada (@HelloCanada) September 17, 2016
The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village runs until Sept. 25, with punk rockers Green Day taking the stage Sept. 23.