Tickets still available for Lincolns fundraising event
By Stewart Grant
The St. Marys Lincolns announced this week that Stanley Cup winners Yvon Lambert (1976-79), Patrice Brisebois (1993) and Keith Acton (1988) will be among the hockey stars visiting the Stonetown on Friday, March 22nd when the Canadiens Alumni Team takes on the Lincolns Alumni Team in a fundraising event billed as “Two Storied Franchises. One Night to Remember.”
With the game quickly approaching, the Lincolns’ Facebook Page has been announcing one Alumni player per day, beginning with the news on March 2nd that four-time Cup winner Yvon Lambert would be the head coach for Montreal. Many hockey fans will recall that Lambert scored the overtime goal in game 7 of the 1979 semi-final that ended the Stanley Cup hopes of Don Cherry and the Boston Bruins.
Other players announced this week for Montreal were 1,000+ game NHLers Patrice Brisebois and Keith Acton, as well as Oleg Petrov who was the first Russian to ever play for the Canadiens. Stay tuned to the Lincolns’ Facebook page for more announcements in the coming days.
Tickets are still available for the event and are available at the St. Marys Independent Newspaper, PRC Guest Services, Dunny’s Source for Sports, or from Lincolns’ board members. Regular admission is $25 per ticket, while a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75. VIP tickets include admission to the Canadiens’ meet-and-greet event which starts at 5 p.m. on Friday the 22nd.
Along with a very entertaining hockey game, the evening will also include a hockey-themed auction and live music by Kevin and Sean Graham. Among the donated items for the auction are signed hockey jerseys, NHL tickets, golf packages and more.
Quadro Communications is the title sponsor for the Lincolns vs. Habs Alumni Game. Next week’s Independent Newspaper will include a special section which will also serve as the official program for the Alumni Game. Companies who wish to advertise in this section should contact the Independent no later than Friday of this week. All advertising proceeds in the Alumni program (printed circulation 6,200 copies) will go towards the St. Marys Lincolns Hockey Club.