With one day before the 2017 Long Pond Classic the organizing committee for this year’s Long Pond Heritage Hockey Classic has announced a substitution.
David Hunter Chair of the organizing committee commented “We regret to advise the fans of Moose Dupont that unfortunately he is ill this week and unable to make this year’s event. He feels very badly about this and wanted us to pass along his regrets to his friends and fans that are attending. We all wish Moose well and look forward to having him back for another one of our events”
He went on to announce ” We are very pleased to announce that Stephane Richer will be added to the lineup. Stephane is a a 2-year 50+ goal scorer and we expect great things from him at this year’s event.
This year’s event is hosting Ray Bourque (captain of the Boston Bruins for 18 years), Stephane Richer and Joe DiPenta.
This year’s classic is being held on January 21st 2017 on Long Pond the Cradle of Hockey in Windsor NS the Birthplace of Hockey.
Long Pond is heralded as being home to the original pond on which the boys from King’s College School originally played ‘hurley on the long pond on the ice’ circa 1800.
While the team and banquet events at this year’s classic are sold out, David Hunter, President of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society encourages the public to come out and watch. “The games are free and open to the public to see. Its a great event for the community and all hockey fans and members of the public are encouraged to attend.”
This year marks the sixth annual Long Pond Classic. The event began in 2011 as a fund-raising initiative to assist in the promotion of the Windsor Hockey Heritage society and the proud hockey history of Windsor NS in the development of the game.