Bruins alumni to play in Harbour Grace
Ceebees’ exec promises a lighter affair
The Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars are promising to ease off the throttle this weekend when they face off against another team of former NHL alumni.
The Stars came under some criticism last fall during an exhibition game against a team of retired Montreal Canadiens players, with former Habs standout Stephane Richer complaining that the Stars were too intense.
But don’t expect that to happen when the Stars meet a team of alumni from the Boston Bruins at the S. W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace on Sunday, Oct. 16.
The team’s assistant general manager, Peter George, said the CeeBees will “ have a lot more fun with it. I just hope everyone enjoys it.”
The CeeBees defeated the Habs alumni 9-3 last year.
“ We came out and the first period was good hockey, and we were having great fun,” George said. “After that, they got tired and we kept going.
“They ran out of gas, and we didn’t realize what was going on until the score was 7-2.”
The plan this year is to have a different kind of game, George added.
The game will be more for the fans, and used to create a bit of excitement for the veterans coming in for the game, he noted.
The game is one of several exhibitions taking place in the province, and is part of the NHL Legends Maritime Tour. Other stops include Deer Lake (Oct. 10), Lewisporte (Oct. 11), Torbay (Oct. 12), Mount Pearl (Oct. 13) and Bonavista (Oct. 15).
Bourque to lead Bruins
George said the CeeBees are happy they were approached about the opportunity to take part in the game.
With the likes of Hall of Fame rearguard Ray Bourque, and Beantown legends Terry O’Reilly, Rick Middleton, Ken Linesman, amongst others, there will be no shortage of excitement in the arena.
“It is not too often you get to see the likes of Ray Bourque on the ice,” said George. “ Just the atmosphere will be great, and the hockey will be good.”
Tickets for the game will be $25 for seats and $20 for standing room.
A special $ 50 pass, which includes a game ticket, will get fans into the dressing room prior to the game for the chance to meet the players.
For $100, fans will be given the opportunity for a meet and greet with the players over lunch.
The pass includes admission to the game.
For more information, as well as ticket information, contact the stadium at 596-6201.
There was plenty of drama at the Oct. 3 regular meeting of the Town of Spaniard’s Bay, and it didn’t all take place in the council chambers. During a heated debate about the development of a new emergency management plan for the town, Coun. Brenda Seymour had to abruptly leave the meeting after an emergency call came in over the pager. A two-vehicle accident had occurred not far away. Seymour quickly transformed from a mild-mannered municipal leader to a seasoned firefighter, hurriedly joining other members of the brigade to lend assistance at the accident scene. See related story below, and related photo on B4.
Town councillors Tony Dominix (pictured) and Brenda Seymour will oversee the development of an emergency management plan for Spaniard’s Bay.
Spaniard’s Bay town councillor Sherri Collins pushed the idea of hiring an outside consultant to spearhead development of the town’s emergency management plan.