Stars play to beat breast cancer
(Photo by Pasquale Stalteri)
For a third consecutive year, the Montréal Stars dedicate one of their CWHL regular season games to the fight against breast cancer, which touches one out of nine women from 20 to 49, and which has touched the families of Olympian Caroline Ouellette and Stars captain Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux.
The event Let’s beat breast cancer will take place on Saturday November 17 at 5 PM at the Étienne-Desmarteau arena in Rosemont. This weekend’s games will be the last time the Boston Blades visit Montréal this season.
The CWHL resumes play next weekend after a 3-week break for the Four Nations Cup in Finland. International caliber women’s hockey awaits spectators Saturday as more than 15 national team members will be on the ice, including Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Catherine Ward, Charline Labonté and Julie Chu from the Stars, as well as eight US Team players including Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Kacey Bellamy, Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack with the Blades.
The event promises to be very entertaining. For the occasion, the Montréal Stars will play the first period with pink shirts and sticks, which will afterwards be added to the exclusive items offered in the silent auction, such as autographed Hockey Canada memorabilia and other coveted items and packages. Also on the program, fan contests, door prizes, cup cakes and an autograph session with both teams after the game. Beer will also be sold.
In this third edition of the Let’s beat breast cancer event, the team will donate 70% of the profits to the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year’s event set an attendance record of 1,100 spectators; the team hopes to beat that record this weekend.
Admission is 10$ for adults and free for children under 12. Seats are limited and spectators are invited to arrive early. Parking is free.