CH: a business trip to the east of the country
The Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators will meet twice in the eastern provinces of the country during the next preseason schedule, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Monday.
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Indeed, the two teams will pay for meetings intended for the winning communities of the Kraft Hockeyville contest in 2020 and 2021; these had to wait longer than expected before welcoming NHL players, pandemic requires.
Thus, the CH and the “Sens” will play on October 6 at the Steele Community Center in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, and two days later at the JK Irving Center in Bouctouche, New Brunswick.
These games will be presented respectively by the communities of Twillingate and the Elsipogtog First Nation, the league said.
By virtue of their victory in the annual contest, they each received $250,000 to revamp their local arena and $10,000 to purchase equipment for their minor hockey program.
“It is with great pleasure that all of our staff and players will be visiting New Brunswick and Newfoundland this fall as part of Kraft Hockeyville, where we will be treated to a warm and enthusiastic reception from the passionate fans of these two regions. “, thus declared Geoff Molson, owner of the Habs, on the site of the league.
“Atlantic region hockey fans have long been recognized as some of the most passionate in the country and we know the organization will be warmly welcomed. We are proud to be able to contribute to the development of the sport, especially at the base, across the region,” added his vis-à-vis the Senators Anthony LeBlanc, president of commercial operations.
The rest of the NHL exhibition schedule will be revealed over the summer.