Saturday, 19 January 2013

A Stanley Cup made of wood, and why Guy wasn't in tonight's ceremony

I wondered why Guy wasn't a part of the Habs' opening ceremony tonight (which, like all hockey ceremonies in Montreal, was extremely well done).  According to the Gazette's Dave Stubbs (via Twitter), he was invited but he's currently out of town.  And now you know.

Some recent news finds:

Given away on January 6 as part of a lottery fundraiser was a gorgeous Stanley Cup replica made of walnut and maple.  Guy's signature (along with those of other hockey greats), adorns the replica, which took about 140 hours to make.  

(photo credit:  L'Express)

On Friday, February 22, Guy is set to play in another Canadiens alumni game, at the Centre of Excellence in Boisbriand, QC.  The Habs alumni will square off against a group of business people and professionals, all to benefit the Fondation Autisme Laurentides.  Tickets cost $15 individually, $10 for two tickets or more, $50 for VIP tickets including cocktail and meeting with the players, and $75 for box seating which also includes  cocktail and meeting with the players.  Interested persons can contact Patrick at (450) 433-6084.  (Journal Le Nord)

And recently on the Canadiens blog Habs Eyes on the Prize, the readership was asked which Montreal Canadien wore the number 21 best.  Guy commanded 77% of the vote, which should come as no surprise.  Personally, I think #21 should be retired (sorry, Brian Gionta) but that's a debate for another day. 

Happy start of the 2013 season!

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