The Cougars are com­ing!

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

For the first time ever, AAA hockey is com­ing to Stanstead! The Cham­plain Cougars will play a game against one of their ul­ti­mate ri­vals and the win­ners of last year’s hockey sea­son, the Inouk de Granby, on Fri­day night, Au­gust 23rd, at the Pat Burns Arena. Be­sides pro­vid­ing what is sure to be ex­cit­ing, fast-paced hockey, the event will also be a fundraiser for not only the Cougars, but also for the Bor­der Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion. “One dol­lar from each ticket sold will go to­wards the Bor­der Mi­nor Hockey. We’ll also do a half and half draw and split that be­tween the Cougars and Bor­der Hockey. My goal is to raise about $600 or $700 dollars for Bor­der Hockey – they can re­ally use the money,” com­mented town coun­cil­lor Guy Ouel­let who is help­ing to or­ga­nize the event. The pro­ceeds of the bar sales will also be split be­tween the Cougars and the lo­cal league.

“There is a huge ri­valry be­tween the Cougars and Granby, like the ri­valry be­tween the Nordiques and the Cana­di­ens. We’re ex­pect­ing about one hun­dred peo­ple from Granby and Sher­brooke to watch the game. The Inouk are a re­ally strong team so we will need six play­ers on the ice!” said Mr. Ouel­let, re­fer­ring to a bois­ter­ous home crowd.

The Cougars will also be do­ing their train­ing camp at the Pat Burns Arena this year, be­gin­ning on Au­gust 19th. “This is the first time that the Cougars are com­ing here to train,” added Mr. Ouel­let whose son, Shawn Ouel­let, is the team’s goal­tender.

Tick­ets ($5 for adults, $3 for kids) can be bought at the Pat Burns Arena or from Guy Ouel­let by call­ing 819 876-2621 or 819 345-7571.

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