Sherbrooke skater wins silver at Montreal World Cup
Sherbrookespeed skater Kim Boutin was the first to win a medal for Canada at the Coupe du monde de Montréal over the weekend at the Maurice Richard Arena. The former member of the Club de patinage de vitesse de Sherbrooke came second in the 1500 meters. The silver medal was also the best result for the twenty year-old skater on the World Cup circuit. “I was really happy with my race, especially because it had been difficult in one of the previous rounds. The Podium was my objective and I attained it. It’s great!” said the speed skater. Ms. Boutin finished the weekend with a second silver medal in the relay.
Emily Johnston, Alek Veilleux, Hannah Veilleux, Louis Veilleux, Ron MacLean, PJ Stock, Tara Slone and Jennifer Botterill.
Hockeyplayer Hannah Veilleux, of Stanstead, got a little taste of fame, last Sunday, during the Montreal Canadiens/ Winnepeg Jets hockey game, getting the chance to help choose and announce some of the stars of the game. The opportunity arose with the arrival of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour to Sherbrooke last weekend. The event took place at the Sherbrooke Palais de Sport and featured activities for children and photo-taking with hockey greats like Enrico Ciccone and Yvon Cournoyer. Patrick Roy’s son Jonathan sang a song on the main stage just before the pre-game show that featured Ron MacLean, Sarah Vaillancourt, Yvon Cournoyer, PJ Stock, Jennifer Botterill and Tara Slone.
During the third period of the game, Hannah, along with a Stanstead College hockey player, was invited into the broadcast trailer to discuss who they thought deserved to be the three stars of the NHL game. Following the game, Hannah announced the 1st and 3rd stars in a live broadcast from the trailer with Ron MacLean and Jennifer Botterill, and the Stanstead College player announced the second star. In the post-game, both players were thanked for their passion and dedication to the game. Hannah lives in Stanstead and travels every day to Le Triolet high school, in Sherbrooke. She plays on the bantam AA Sherbrooke Harfangs who play in a provincial girls hockey league.
Seen at last weekend’s Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, in Sherbrooke, were (front l. to r.)