Montreal Canadiens Alumni coming to Cornwall

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By Shawna O'Neill
Montreal Canadiens Alumni coming to Cornwall
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour, presented by Canadian Tire, is set to see former NHL players take on a team of locals on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni to bring this unique event to Cornwall,” said Janice Robinson, Facility Rental Coordinator, in a press release. “It’s going to be an exciting night of hockey and there will also be a number of interactive opportunities for superfans to get up close with their favourite Canadiens alumni.”

Stéphane Richer, Mathiew Dandenault, Francis Bouillon, Patrice Brisebois, Oleg Petrov, Richard Sévigny and more notable players will take to the ice at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Habs favourite Chris Nilan is serving as coach for the alumni team.

“It’s another example of just how versatile the Civic Complex is for special events. It also builds on Cornwall’s growing status as a premier location for hosting sporting events and conferences,” said Robinson.

Tickets for the event are on sale at the Cornwall Civic Complex Box Office from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online via Admission is $15 for adults and $13 for children 12 & under.

A select number of VIP passes are also available for $81 which provides a number of special opportunities like closer seating, a chance to win autographed memorabilia and attendance of a meet and greet before the game.

“The Montreal Canadiens Alumni team is composed of some of the most loved players in Habs history,” said Brian Da Silva of the Montreal Canadiens alumni in a press release. “We’re expecting a great crowd and a great night in Cornwall. It’s a strong fan base for the Canadiens and there’s a close relationship between the city and the team, with Cornwall’s Newsy Lalonde being one of the original stars of the Habs.”

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