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FORMER NHLer DOLLAS AND PLAYERS FROM ST. LÉONARD ARCTIC JUNIORS TO VISIT LESTER B. PEARSON HIGH SCHOOL

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 20,  2015–   Head coach Bobby Dollas and eight players from the St. Léonard Arctic of the  AAA Quebec Junior  Hockey League will visit Lester B. Pearson High School (11575 P.M. Favier) in Montreal North on Wednesday, February 25 (10:45 a.m.).

Dollas was a solid National Hockey League defenceman for 17 years and played for nine different teams - Winnipeg, Québec, Detroit, Anaheim, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose. He and his players will face off in a friendly game of ball hockey in the school gym against a group of Lester B. Pearson High School Sports-Études students. Two of the Arctic players set to visit, Matthew Valente and Michael Fratangelo, are graduates of this program. Among the other EMSB grads attending are Michael Revelakis (Laurier Macdonald in St. Léonard),  Adriano Leone (Vincent Massey Collegiate) and John Georgaros (LaurenHill Academy).

Lina Di Giovanni, a parent of a former EMSB student and president of the Arctic, says she is planting the seeds for future cooperative efforts between the team and the Board. The Arctic’s current home is the Garon Arena in Montreal North as their St. Léonard locale is under renovations. That will be the case again next season.

“Most of our students are now in CEGEP and studying really hard,” said Ms. Di Giovanni. “That is an important factor for us.”

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca