Sher­brooke skater wins sil­ver at Montreal World Cup

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS - Montreal

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.

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