Hall of Famer Steve Shutt to coach Canadiens alumni in Colwood

Fundraiser game set for Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at The Q Centre

Rick Stiebel

News staff

The roster for the Montreal Canadiens Alumni hockey game at The Q Centre features National Hockey League Hall of Fame member Steve Shutt behind the bench handling coaching chores for a collection of players who once wore the jersey of Canada’s most storied sports franchise.

Shutt, who served as an assistant coach with Montreal from 1993 to 1997, was the first left winger to score 60 goals in a single season, and an integral part of the Habs teams that won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the late 1970s. The boys on the bench include goalie Richard Sevigny, who won a Stanley Cup backing up Patrick Roy in 1993, and Oleg Petrov, Keith Acton, Glen Metropolit, John Scott,Mathieu Dandenault, Pierre Dagenais, Jesse Belanger, Marc Andre Betrgeron, and Patrice Brisebois, another member of the club that was the last Canadian team to hoist the Holy Grail in 1993.

RELATED: Canadiens Alumni face local firefighters for Umbrella Society

Ticket sales for the game, which takes place on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m., have been picking up steam, said Sharlene Law, executive director of the Umbrella Society. The event is the first fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which assists adults and youth dealing with addiction and mental health issues in the Capital region. Law said about 1,000 tickets have been sold already and almost all of the VIP packages have been purchased as well.

Conversations with one of the event’s sponsors, the Victoria Grizzlies, indicated sales are going very well considering the event is still weeks away, Law noted.

The Thrill of a Lifetime promotion that enabled fans to bid on a chance to play with the Canadiens garnered a lot of interest, with Jim Ross and Ryan Coates earning the opportunities of a lifetime, she added. “The Q will be doing a contest to award a chance to serve as an assistant coach behind the Canadiens bench,” Law said. “The silent auction items coming in are amazing, and we have some great prizes for the Chuck-A-Puck too. The support from the community so far has been amazing. It’s going to be a fun day for the whole family.”

The game takes place at 1 p.m., followed by a Grizzlies game, with packages for both games available for $30. Tickets for the Canadiens Alumni game against a team of local firefighters from throughout the region are $20.

To order tickets or for more information, check out umbrellasociety.ca.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Sooke’s First Nations have Iroquois links

References to the proud Iroquois race tend to make one think of… Continue reading

Police-run Youth for Change and Inclusion camp bids fond farewell to tireless directors

Founder Sgt. Paul Brookes has run camp empowering youth and creating leaders for 16 years

Canadians not afraid to take the plunge for the second time

Most will wait almost five years before remarrying

John Cleese sets fall date for Victoria return

June show sold out, comedic actor returns Nov. 4

Famed Syrian artist displays paintings created while living in refugee camps

Farid Abdulbaki’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ exhibit will be displayed May 24-26 in Victoria

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Most Read