posted on Oct, 10 2004 @ 02:31 PM
MONTREAL -- Three teams of locked-out NHL players will play for free while touring the province of Quebec in a four-on-four hockey series from which
all proceeds will be donated to children's charities.
The 32-stop tour, which will not allow hitting or fighting, is being funded by sponsors. Fans will pay $20 per ticket. The tour's first stop is Oct.
23 in Sorel, Quebec.
The tour is being organized by Joel Bouchard of the New York Rangers. Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens and Roberto Luongo of the Florida
Panthers will suit up for one team. Another squad features forward Simon Gagne of the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Marc Denis,
while a third includes Minnesota Wild's Alexandre Daigle and Anaheim Mighty Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Teams will dress 12 players and play 20-minute games in a round-robin tournament style at each stop.