Close to one thousand happy spectators

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Two lucky spectators with VIP passes had the opportunity to meet hockey great, Guy Lafleur, a member of the Anciens Canadiens. PHOTO : Adèle Pilon et Chloé Bourbonnais

Lionel Tessier



Two lucky spectators with VIP passes had the opportunity to meet hockey great, Guy Lafleur, a member of the Anciens Canadiens. PHOTO : Adèle Pilon et Chloé Bourbonnais

Lionel Tessier

FORT-COULONGE – Close to one third of the population of Manfield and Fort-Coulonge attended a hockey game where a local team played against the Anciens Canadiens at the arena, February 23. Almost 900 tickets had been sold, and the many volunteers were present for the event.
For the players of the local team, it was “the experience of a lifetime,” according to a local player who played against the professional players of the NHL. The spectators showed their appreciation with many cheers.
When they entered the arena, the Anciens Canadiens players were escorted by two players from each local league. The visiting players were very generous with their time and invited the players of the local Novices team to play with them during the intermission.
For the mayor of Fort-Coulonge, Raymond Durocher, “it was not only the hockey game on Sunday but the whole 2014 Carnival that was a huge success thanks to the excellent work of the organizing committee and the many volunteers as well as the excellent participation of the public.”