Montreal adult hockey league hosts first Winter Classic
Proceeds from the event will go to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation
La Ligue Fédérale des As, a Montreal adult hockey league, hosted its first Winter Classic Saturday afternoon, with proceeds going to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation.
The LFA Winter Classic kicked off at 1:30 p.m. at the Bleu-Blanc-Bouge rink in Willibrord Park, Verdun.
The event, organized by the Hockey Brotherhood Association, featured relay games with the LFA's six teams.
Spectators had the chance to win prizes, including a Jean Béliveau portrait valued at $3,000 and a hockey stick autographed by the 2015-2016 Montreal Canadiens.
Organizers have attempted to host an outdoor even in the past and initially had a hard getting a permit.
The LFA, whose name comes from the combination of the names of two fictional leagues in the cult hockey classic movie, Slapshot, is in its second season.