Bru­ins alumni to play in Har­bour Grace

Cee­bees’ exec prom­ises a lighter af­fair

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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.

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