Montreal adult hockey league hosts first Winter Classic

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.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation

The first LFA Winter Classic kicked off in Bleu-Blanc-Bouge rink in Willibrord Park, Verdun. (CBC)

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.

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