|PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUES. OCT. 15 2013 TO UNVEIL THIRD ANNUAL STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM|
MONTREAL– The media are cordially invited to a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. on the campus of John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel (3030 Villeray) to announce the third annual “Score with School” program, which involves the participation of the English Montreal School Board at a CIS regular season men’s university hockey game between the McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers.
Kelly Nobes and Kevin Figsby, respective head coaches at McGill and Concordia, will be on hand, along some players and former Montreal Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche, who previously starred for and captained the Redmen. Darche, who serves as one of the program’s ambassadors, was recently appointed director of business development for Delmar International, which will be one of the game’s sponsors, defraying the costs for students who could not normally afford such a field trip opportunity.
This year’s game will take place during school hours on Tuesday, Nov. 26 (10:30 a.m.) at McGill’s McConnell Arena and will be treated as a pedagogical field trip with a capacity crowd of 950 EMSB students in attendance. The event, which has been a sellout for the past two years, is coordinated by Rooths Sports Events and Martin Routhier, a former captain with the Redmen. Over the next few months, McGill players will visit local schools to illustrate the importance focusing on education and striving for a university degree.
Also, “T.E.C.H – Le but” a unique hockey development program, will also be announced. TECH, which stands for Technologies, Education, Community and Hockey, will provide boys and girls from JFK high school the opportunity to either learn a new sport or further develop their existing hockey skills in a bilingual environment. In this, the inaugural year, 120 students, representing each grade at JFK, will participate.
Michael J. Cohen