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MONTREAL JUNIORS TO KICK OFF SCHOOL VISITS WITH FLOOR HOCKEY SCRIMMAGE AT WESTMOUNT HIGH

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MONTREAL,  OCTOBER  6.  2010 The Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will launch a series of visits tied to their Score With School Program at Westmount High School (4350 Ste. Catherine) on Wednesday, October 13 at 1:45 p.m.

Forward Louis Leblanc, the 2009 first round draft choice of the Montreal Canadiens, will be joined by a number of his teammates including team captain  Nicolas Chouinard, forwards Trevor Parkes (property of the NHL Detroit Red Wings),  Denis Kindl , defenceman Francis Meilleur and team owner Farrel Miller. The players  will address students in the gymnasium and then participate in a floor hockey scrimmage against students and staff. Some members of the local media will play with the Juniors. An autograph session will conclude proceedings.

The English Montreal School Board is officially part of the Score With School program.  In addition to Westmount High, eight EMSB  elementary schools (St. Gabriel in Pointe St. Charles, Royal Vale, Willlingdon and St. Monica in N.D.G., Roslyn in Westmount,  Bancroft in the Plateau, John Caboto in Ahuntsic and Hampstead), two other  high schools (  John F. Kennedy in St. Michel and James Lyng in St. Henri), the Outreach/Alternative high school network (a grouping of nine separate schools) and one adult centre  (James Lyng) are involved.   Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, 15 sets of season ticket packages (four seats per game) have been given to each of these schools.   

On November 11, the Juniors will play a regular season game during school hours, with  a10:35 a.m.  faceoff time and a special Remembrance Day ceremony. Sports-Études students from the EMSB’s Lester B. Pearson High School will be among those in attendance. Wednesday, February 9 will be EMSB Night at the Verdun Auditorium.
 
The Juniors note that they are proud of the fact that off the ice they place a lot of importance on education. Each player is enrolled in school and is required to study as a pre-requisite to playing with the club.   Their corporate sponsorship program is aimed at encouraging young people to stay in school. With the help of corporate support, organizations such as schools receive these tickets as a mean of encouraging and keeping kids to stay interested in school, through extracurricular activities.


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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