National champion Redmen honoured at Habs-Leafs game




MONTREAL -- The CIS national championship won by the McGill University men's hockey team was honoured by the Montreal Canadiens during their 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre, Saturday.


The Redmen, who captured their first-ever CIS title with a 4-3 overtime win over Western on March 25 in Fredericton, were invited by Habs owner Geoff Molson, to watch the game from an executive box.


It was a first-class event and Mr. Molson, along with Canadiens left-winger Mathieu Darche, a former Redmen player, even dropped by the private box to mingle with McGill head coach Kelly Nobes and the team. The group was featured on the large video screen during a TV time-out and a video highlight of captain Evan Vossen's overtime winner was replayed for the fans.


The Hockey Night in Canada telecast also mentioned the Redmen during their telecast and the clip can be seen on YouTube at:\



Earl Zukerman

McGill Athletics & Recreation