Métis youth trains with the Montreal Canadiens

Métis Youth Hannah Lemelin - Hockey With Canadiens
Métis youth Hannah Lemelin from Peterboroughpuck handling while training with the MontrealCanadiens. Click here for larger picture.

Submitted by: MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council Chair Christa Lemelin

This summer Métis youth Hannah Lemelin, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to train with the world renowned Montreal Canadiens hockey club. Hannah, the daughter of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) Chair Christa Lemelin, was in Montreal this August for an amazing week-long Canadiens Girls Hockey School program. 

The program is in its second year and provides girls with the opportunity to receive the same training as members of the Montreal Canadiens. The program included on-ice training with Montreal Canadiens staff and players, off-ice physical conditioning and a visit of the Montreal Canadiens dressing room.  Hannah met and trained with such players as Paul Byron, Nikita Scherbak and Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin.

The program also offered an additional off-ice physical training and a meet and greet with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Allouettes and Major League Baseball’s former Expos pitcher Derek Aucoin.

Hannah has been playing hockey for several years now and was very happy to have such an amazing experience. Although exhausted from the week, she thoroughly enjoyed the program and is proud to say that she was taught by the Montreal Canadiens!

Posted: September 20, 2017

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