Montreal Canadiens Alumni coming to Palmerston

PALMERSTON – Calling all Habs followers! 

A workforce of Montreal Canadiens alumni might be coming to the Palmerston and District Neighborhood Centre Advanced on Nov. 18 in collaboration with Minto and Drayton Minor Hockey.

The occasion is a charity hockey sport the place the alumni will play towards native gamers from the Minto and Mapleton space.

“The proceeds of the occasion profit Drayton Minor Hockey and Minto Minor Hockey,” mentioned Brian Da Silva, senior coordinator of gross sales and occasions with the Canadiens Alumni.

“It’s a fundraiser for these hockey teams that may assist hold the price of hockey attainable, and supply alternatives for the youth in these small cities,” he added.

Proceeds will come from ticket gross sales, the 50/50 raffle and a silent public sale for a signed jersey.

The meals sales space and bar can even be open on the occasion.

The Montreal Canadiens Alumni have been doing these charity hockey video games for greater than 40 years. Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, round 30 to 40 video games have been performed throughout North America every year.

For the Palmerston occasion, the world capability is 700. There might be common ticket gross sales to fill 600 seats for $20, and the opposite 100 seats might be VIP and offered for $100 every. The VIP seats give the chance to satisfy the gamers earlier than the sport.

The meet and greet might be held from 5 to 6pm the place followers can get autographs, take pictures and get the unique alternative to mingle with gamers. Puck drop is at 7pm.

Though it’s topic to alter, the roster arrange for the evening might be: #33 Richard Sevigny, #6 Oleg Petrov, #25 Mathieu Dandenault, #26 Normand Dupont, #26 Pierre Dagenais, #27 Gilbert Delorme, #36 Sergio Momesso, #43 Mike Weaver, #44 Stephane Richer, #45 Gilbert Dionne and coach Chris Nilan.

“We’re in search of a fantastic occasion in a small city that possibly doesn’t at all times get the chance to host a majority of these video games. I feel it’s a reasonably distinctive occasion that’s coming to a small group, and we hope that individuals come out,” mentioned Da Silva.

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There aren’t any refunds on tickets, organizers advise.