(THREE GENERATIONS OF ATHLETICS DIRECTORS FROM
McGILL POSE WITH RED WINGS HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK. SPORTING McGILL
NECKTIES, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, ARE: DEREK DRUMMOND, MIKE BABCOCK,
BOB DUBEAU AND DREW LOVE).
MONTREAL -- It was billed as "An evening with Mike Babcock" and it didn't disappoint.
Making a rare trip to Montreal to play the Canadiens, Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, showed up in a navy blue McGill necktie and gave a passionate speech about success resulting from hard work and preparation, before a packed crowd of 250 McGill graduates in a fabulous event organized by the McGill Alumni Association at the Mise au Jeu restaurant in the Bell Centre, Tuesday
He also talked about the importance of having a family to share successes with and about never forgetting his roots.
"My father always told me to never forget where you're from," said the 1986 McGill physical education grad. "I'm from Saskatchewan but I'm also from McGill. It has a special place in my heart."
Babcock also confided to friends that he plans on wearing his lucky red McGill tie when he steps behind the bench for the Red Wings - Habs game on Wednesday.
Click on attached link to see Babcock doing a promo for the McGill Redmen:
Babcock patrolled the Redmen blueline from 1983 to 1987and graduated from McGill in 1986 with a degree in pohysical education grad.
A feature story about Babcock, written by Dave Stubbs, can be found in The (Montreal) Gazette, Wednesday: