Habs Alumni To Play In Portage

HabAlumniGroup Aug12Committee Members L:R Jim Brandz, Chris Tompkins, Dean Cairns, Chair Jean-Marc Nadeau, Portage Rotary Club PR Directior/Media Liason Preston Meier, Tyler Dunn. Missing- Shannon Neff, Guy Moffat, Derek McCutcheon, Brad Poole, Travis Foster, John Low

Portage hockey fans will have the opportunity to see, and perhaps play, a few of hockey's greats. Portage Rotary Club PR Director Preston Meier made the official announcement.

"On behalf of the Portage Rotary Club, our 54 members, and the sponsors. We are proud to make the announcement that on October the 25th of 2013, that we're bringing the Montreal Canadien Habs Alumni team to Portage. This is something we're excited about. Hopefully Portage will get behind it and support it, and we'll fill that arena and get the house rocking for that evening."

Chair Jean-Marc Nadeau says Coach Guy Lafleur will partake in the event, alongside players such as Matthieu Dandenault, Karl Dykhuis, Sergio Momesso and Gilbert Delorme. He adds they will fill their roster via fundraising efforts.

"So, we got to put a team together to play these guys, so we'll be fundraising through an auction. We will auction off positions on the team. I think we have 14 positions that we're auctioning off, and we'll do that sometime in September. This is an opportunity for Portagers, and others, that follow the Montreal Canadiens or NHL in particular and come and play against some of those NHL-ers."

Hockeys Greatest Stars Logo

He adds this game in Portage, is the only stop in Manitoba on the Habs tour.

"They land in Winnipeg on the 25th of October, and they're playing here that night. Right now, we're the only date in town as after that, they move on to Saskatchewan. It is a great opportunity for Manitobans from all over. People from Winnipeg and Brandon can drive in and take part in this game."

In addition to the game, and meet and greet opportunities for VIP donors, the Rotary club is also discussion the option of the Alumni joining the PCI Hockey School on the ice for a session. Details are pending.

If you'd like to spectate, tickets are available beginning today at the PCU Centre, at a cost of $15 for adults, and $10 for children under 12.

Share This:

  • chili2 oct302014

    Chili Contest Raises Awareness For United Way

    Thursday October 30, 2014

    A chili contest was held Thursday at the MPI Service Centre in Portage la Prairie, and it was all for a very worthy cause. MPI's Director

  • ecstasy-trafficking-2014678434

    Intercepted Package Leads To Drug Charges

    Thursday October 30, 2014

    An intercepted package has led to drug trafficking charges for two Portage la Prairie residents. On October 23rd, the RCMP Federal Serious

  • people neil christoffersen dec192012

    Reeve Sees Pipeline Benefits

    Thursday October 30, 2014

      Last night's Energy East Pipeline open house drew a crowd at the Portage la Prairie Legion. It allowed area residents to see plans f

  • Energy-East-conceptual-route-map-March-2014

    Pipeline Open House In Portage

    Thursday October 30, 2014

    There was an open house for the Energy East Pipeline last night in Portage La Prairie, at the Legion hall. The Pipeline is going to be 460

  • bezan ukraine elections oct2014

    Selkirk-Interlake MP Discusses Ukrainian Election

    Thursday October 30, 2014

    Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan has returned from Ukraine. He's also the Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Minister of National Defence

  • people ian wishart feb092012 copy

    Selinger's Decision Raises Questions Of Trust

    Thursday October 30, 2014

    Portage la Prairie's MLA is weighing in on the premier's announcement that he has no intention of going away any time soon. Ian Wishart sa

  • united way cheque oct292014

    MGEU Donates To Portage Plains United Way

    Wednesday October 29, 2014

    The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union---better known as MGEU---presented a cheque for four thousand dollars to the Portage

  • people brian pallister aug302013 copy

    Pallister Reacts To Premier's Decision To Stay

    Wednesday October 29, 2014

    Manitoba's Conservative leader says the cracks in the NDP Government are beginning to become public. He made the comment after Premier Gre

  • people kelly saunders1 jan282014

    NDP's Public Divide Could Have Large Impact

    Wednesday October 29, 2014

    Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has no intentions of stepping down. He held a press conference yesterday, to address the multiple NDP cabin

  • lvs earth basf oct28

    Students Learn About Science In Agriculture

    Wednesday October 29, 2014

    Students at La Verendrye School in Portage la Prairie know a little bit more about environmental protection and chemistry in agriculture.

  • people larry muirhead kevin hamm-oct28

    Portage MCC Holds "Habitat For Humanity Day"

    Wednesday October 29, 2014

    Yesterday was "Habitat For Humanity" day at the Portage la Prairie MCC Thrift Shop. Store manager Kevin Hamm says this was an opportunity

  • greg selinger

    Premier Selinger Staying Put

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    Greg Selinger has announced he will continue to serve as Manitoba's Premier despite questions raised this week by senior cabinet ministers

  • portage mutual cheque 2

    Portage Mutual Donates To Terry Fox Run

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    Portage la Prairie's Terry Fox Run got a big boost from Portage Mutual Insurance last week. Claims Manager Kevin Wallis says they were hap

  • places rm grahamdale

    New Reeve For RM Of Grahamdale

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    The RM of Grahamdale's new reeve says there's lots of work to be done. Cliff Halaburda's taking on the position, after beating incumbent D

  • council ferris oath oct27

    Portage Mayor, City Council Sworn In

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    It was standing room only, with some even in the hallways, as residents welcomed the new mayor and council of Portage la Prairie. Last nig

  • CEO CandInns Paul Robson

    Canad Inns Women's Classic A Success

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    The first ever Canad Inns Women's Classic came to an exciting end last night at the Portage Curling Club.  Jennifer Jones defeated Ji

  • we scare1 oct262012

    Another 'We Scare Hunger' Campaign

    Tuesday October 28, 2014

    Grade 8 students at Ecole Arthur Meighen School in Portage la Prairie are hoping to hit as many houses as they can on Halloween, but not i

  • people stan asham

    Veteran Reeve Re-Elected to Reach 25 Year Mark

    Monday October 27, 2014

    It'll be 25 years after this term for a well-seasoned, veteran reeve. Stan Asham was re-elected as reeve in the RM of Alonsa last week, a

  • Adrian-1

    Adrian De Groot wins RM of Neepawa

    Monday October 27, 2014

    Adrian De Groot won the race for mayor of Neepawa last week, with 851 votes to 288 over Bob Durston. There are 6 councillors, 2 are return

  • ag app3 nov252011

    Appreciating Local Farmers

    Monday October 27, 2014

    The Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce wants to show their appreciation to those involved in the region's agricultural industry. They'

Search Local News Archives