McGill hockey scores with "Stay in School" campaign


Published: 28Sep2011


PHOTO (left to right): Redmen team captain Evan Vossen, alternate captains Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que.,  and Maxime Langelier-Parent were on hand along with Martlets hockey players Jordanna Peroff and Ann-Sophie Bettez



MONTREAL -- Members of the McGill University Redmen and Martlets hockey teams were on hand before a packed gymnasium of elementary school students at Lauren Hill Academy in St. Laurent, Que., Wednesday, to launch a "Stay in School" campaign, in conjunction with that of the and Lester B. Pearson and English Montreal school boards.


The Redmen will be playing a regular season OUA hockey game against the Royal Military College Paladins, before more than 3,000 students from both school boards, which will take place on Dec. 2 at the Verdun Auditorium (10:30 a.m.) and that event will be part of unique school field-trip coordinated by Rooths Sports Events.


The contest, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 18, will be the first morning game in the 132-year history of the McGill men's program.


Rooths president Martin Routhier, a former captain of the Redmen, is producing the event, which is a reincarnation of the "Score with School" program that he introduced while serving as president of the QMJHL's Montreal Juniors. In the coming weeks, McGill players will visit local schools to illustrate the importance of focusing on education and striving for a university degree.


A number of prominent local athletes, including McGill grad Mathieu Darche, currently in his third season with the Montreal Canadiens, and former Montreal Alouettes player Steve Charbonneau, have committed to serve as spokesmen to reinforce the importance of education.


Among the McGill officials at the event was head coach Kelly Nobes, assistant coach Stéphane Fortin and three members of the Redmen, including team captain Evan Vossen of Swift Current, Sask.,  plus alternate captains Marc-André Dorion of St. Hubert, Que.,  and Maxime Langelier-Parent of Léry, Que. Also on hand were two members of the defending national champion McGill women's hockey team, namely Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., and Jordanna Peroff of Keswick, Ont.


Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Athletics & Recreation
McGill University
514-398-7012 (Tel.)
514-398-1956 (Fax) (mobile website)
earl.zukerman [at]

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