Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Sports Section : October 18-24, 2010

  •  Patrice Cormier of the Atlanta Thrashers pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing injury in a Quebec court. The charge came about as a result of a QMJHL game on January 17, 2010. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies centre delivered a wicked elbow on Mikall Tam of the Quebec Remparts. Initially, Cormier's plea was not guilty, but he altered the plea before judge Marc Grimard. Cormier received an absolute discharge and will not have a criminal record. This is significant as there will be no travel restrictions hindering his movement between the U.S. and Canada.
  •  Being Citizenship Week in Canada, people attended ceremonies to be sworn in as new members of this great country. For 30 participants, the occasion took place inside the Leafs dressing room at the Air Canada Centre. "Hockey is a big part of who we are...what a perfect marriage - bringing new Canadians to the home of the Maple Leafs", said a representative from MLS&E.
  • Montreal Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur signed a new contract to continue being an ambassador for the hockey club. In this capacity he is teamed with Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer and Rejean Houle.
  • A new sports movie opened up for business across Canada this week - Score : The Hockey Musical . The biggest name by far in the production is Olivia Newton-John. The Australian born singer-actress was more familiar with women's field hockey. Prior to filming the movie, she attended only one NHL game in Florida where she resides with her husband. And what did she think of our great game? "It was very fast, I couldn't keep track of the puck. It was furious and fun. I don't remember any fighting, but they thud each other against the side all the time. That seems unfair to me. I don't like violence". Imagine if she took in a game during the 1970's between the Broad Street Bullies and the Big Bad Bruins!

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