Local hockey fans will have the opportunity to see some of the Montreal Canadiens' prospects face off against an all-star team composed of top players from the Concordia Stingers, UQTR Patriotes and McGill University on Tuesday afternoon at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, Que.
The puck drops at 1 p.m. and the stands will be open to the public for the event.
The Quebec all-stars will be led by Concordia head coach Marc-André Elément who organized the event with the Canadiens’ management. He’ll be assisted on the bench by UQTR head coach Marc-Etienne Hubert and McGill associate coach Liam Heelis.
Each of the three university teams will have seven players in the lineup – four forwards, two defencemen and a goaltender.
Stinger star and fan favorite Philppe Sanche will be the captain. He will be joined up front by veteran Jean-Philippe Beaulieu and rookies Alex Katerinakis and Jeff de Wit.
On defence all-star Carl Neill and Bradley Lalonde, who was named to the conference all-rookie team last season, will pair up. Rounding out the Stingers’ contingent is veteran goaltender Marc-Antoine Turcotte.
The Laval Rocket coaching staff led by head coach Joël Bouchard, along with assistant coaches Daniel Jacob, Alex Burrows and Marco Marciano will handle coaching responsibilities for Montreal.
CCM Hockey has stepped up to help the university team, supplying specially designed sweater to mark the event.