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."

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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.

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