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 VCR's 
2 microwaves 
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 
1 kettle 
2 bike helmets 
nightlights & bulbs 
60 videos (french & english) 
3 baby swings 
1 secretary chair 
3 rocking chairs 
1 stroller 
3 calculators 
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 
Phil Scheuer 
Stiekboy Straps 
Ristorante Mirra 
Relaxation Massage - Joanne Harrison 
Mr. Bilodeau 
Marlowe Restaurant 
Salon de Coiffeure Unisexe 
La Kachette 
Avon - Mrs. Mindel 
Itech - Randy Burns 
Dorval Municipal Golf Club 
McGill University Athletics 
YMCA - Mike Weir 
Frasers Source for Sports 
Manny Gdalevitch 
Dayton B. Webb 
Bombardier Inc. 
Johnny Iadeluca 
Joe's Sport 
Galerie Baie D'Urfé 
Concordia Hockey School 
Airnomic Inc. 
Dorson Ltee. 
Jason McCaig 
Macdonald Athletics 
Templeton Management Ltd. 
Phil Stock (Hockey School) 
Michel Caron - Labrador Water