|In 1998 the Lennoxville Cougars once again
provided the opposition for the John Abbott Islanders. The evening was an unqualified
success as $11,000.00 was raised in support
of the Montreal Children's Hospital Neuroscience Ward. This amount represented a doubling of the 1997 total. Once again this money was used to purchase needed items for the ward.
The emotional tone of the game was set when Brent took the ceremonial opening face-off and then skated his pre-game lap in front of a full house of 800 spectators.
|It continued during the game as people learned
through the program information and posters more of Brent's history and the purpose of the
event. Little could surpass Brent's centre ice presentation prior to the start of the third
period as a commemorative cheque to the hospital representatives was followed by a tour
of the ice on the shoulders of the Islanders.
The visiting Cougars formed an archway of sticks for the procession. It was indeed a very special moment!
|Ultimately, the triumph of that moment was a tribute to all those who played such an important role in the development of the event. There were many individuals who volunteered their time to assist in different ways.|
|The direct contributions of our sponsors (listed
below) were invaluable in helping us to reach our goal. Among them were 115 prizes
donated for the raffle as well as other forms of sponsorships which encouraged people to
participate in the event.
3 tape recorders & 4 cassettes
2 Sega game machines
7 Sega games
11 Nintendo games
6 Gameboy games
1 year's supply of polaroid film
2 Patient Puppets
1 bath chair
11 bedside fans
1 toaster oven
2 bike helmets
nightlights & bulbs
60 videos (french & english)
3 baby swings
1 secretary chair
3 rocking chairs
1 photo album
supply of soap, baby shampoo, lotion
toys for Child Life Dept.
Christmas Tree & Decorations
Blockbuster Kirkland - Brian Goodman
Wendy Whyte of Avon
Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club
Relaxation Massage - Joanne Harrison
Salon de Coiffeure Unisexe
Avon - Mrs. Mindel
Itech - Randy Burns
Dorval Municipal Golf Club
McGill University Athletics
YMCA - Mike Weir
Frasers Source for Sports
Dayton B. Webb
Galerie Baie D'Urfé
Concordia Hockey School
Templeton Management Ltd.
Phil Stock (Hockey School)
Michel Caron - Labrador Water