Team Canada’s Caroline Ouellette celebrates a goal scored during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
The Montreal Stars face-off against the Boston Blades this Saturday at 5 p.m. at Montreal’s Étienne Desmarteau Arena, 3430 rue de Bellechasse in the shadow of Centre Claude Robillard, in the 3rd annual “Let’s Beat Breast Cancer!” game to raise awareness and funds for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (FCSQ).
Tickets are $10, $7 of that going to the FCSQ; parking is free.
The game will showcase the very best of women’s hockey. Montréal’s defending Clarkson Cup champion squad includes Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Meghan Agosta, Catherine Ward, Charline Labonté and Julie Chu (Team USA). The formidable Boston Blades feature eight current U.S. national-dquad players fresh off 4 Nations Cup, including Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Kacey Bellamy, Molly Schaus, and Kelli Stack.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women age 20-49 and affects one in nine. In tribute to these women, the Montreal Stars will use special pink jerseys and sticks during the first part of the game, which will then be available for purchase.
While the Stars battle Boston on the ice, spectators can contribute to this worthy cause by bidding on priceless one-of-a-kind items in the silent auction, including Team Canada autographed memorabilia. Players from both teams will join fans after the game for an autograph session. Cold beer and cupcakes are also available.
Seating is limited, so spectators are invited to arrive early.
Montreal plays Boston in a re-match the following day at the same location. Tickets for that game are also $10.
Thanks to women’s hockey pioneer Cassie Campbell-Pascall for sending this information along; we’re happy to share it.