With the Ottawa 67’s and the Gatineau Olympiques setting the stage and going head to head against one another in the inaugural ‘’Battle of the Ottawa River’’ on Decemsber 7th and 8th, a little bit of history will be included in the festivities as alumni from both teams will face off at the Arena at TD Place just before the final game of the back to back opposing both junior clubs on December 8th.
With the face off for the junior game being set for 2 PM, the Alumni teams from Ottawa and Hull (the Olympiques name changed to Gatineau following amalgamation in 2003) will hit the ice at 12:00 PM. Doors will open for fans to come in at 11:30 AM and those attending will be able to access the Alumni game only with their regular game tickets. The Alumni teams will be playing two 25-minute periods before the young guns battle for the Alexandra Cup, which will be handed out after the game for the very first time in its history.
The 67’s Alumni will be coached by the legendary Brian Kilrea, while the Olympiques Alumni will have Marc Saumier calling the shots behind their bench.
See both teams’ Alumni rosters below:
OLYMPIQUES ALUMNI 67’s ALUMNI
Sébastien Bordeleau Brendan Bell
Jamie Bird Lou Dickenson
Luc Chénier Lance Galbreath
Philippe Lacasse Ben Gustavson
François Lacerte Zenon Konopka
Olivier Laliberté Brett Liscomb
Sam Lang Thomas Nesbitt
Mario Larocque J.-F. Perras
Bruno Lemire Troy Stonier
Steven Low Dan Tessier
Craig Martin Carter Trevisani
Mike McKay Joel Trottier
Martin Ménard Jeremy Van Hoof
Carl Prudhomme Jonathan Zion
Players from both teams will be available for an autograph and picture session during the first intermission on the main concourse at TD Place.
Tickets for the game in Ottawa on December 8th are currently on sale at ottawa67s.com or at TD Place’s Box Office. If you are interested in attending the December 7th game in Gatineau can buy tickets at www.ovation.qc.ca or at the Robert Guertin Centre.