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2018 Drummondville Winter Classic: Canimex Group becomes official presenter

2018 Drummondville Winter Classic: Canimex Group becomes official presenter

The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Drummondville Winter Classic is proud to announce that Canimex Group is associated with the event as official presenter.

A flagship of the Québec manufacturing industry, established in 1969, Canimex Group today contributes to local, national and international economic development. Mr. Roger Dubois, President of Canimex Group, was also the founding President of the Drummondville Voltigeurs in 1982. The company agreed with pleasure to associate its name in 2018 with this outdoor rendez-vous, unique in Québec, which will be held February 9 to 11 at the Victor-Pepin ice rink.

"At Canimex Group, one of our core values is our commitment to community programs and events that encourage participation in sports. Hockey is a strong symbol of our culture, and we are proud of the deep roots that bind us to the Drummondville Voltigeurs, a team we have supported for over 36 years. This partnership with the Winter Classic is a natural fit for Canimex Group, given our attachment to the Voltigeurs and our commitment to youth," Mr. Dubois points out.

A rendez-vous unique in Québec in 2018!

Two Québec Major Junior Hockey League games and a Midget AAA Hockey League will be presented at the 2018 Drummondville Winter Classic.

First of all, on Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m., the Drummondville Voltigeurs will host the Sherbrooke Phoenix. The next day, February 10 at 3 p.m., it will be the turn of the Victoriaville Tigres to visit the Voltigeurs. Finally, on Sunday, February 11 at noon, the Magog Cantonniers will face the Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois in a Québec Midget AAA Hockey League duel.

In addition to these three meetings, ten other games will be presented at the Victor-Pepin ice rink during the weekend of festivities. Two games will feature the Collège Saint-Bernard Sénateurs, on Friday, February 9 from noon to 2 p.m., when their M12 and M18 squads will play one match each.

Also, fourteen teams from the Drummondville Minor Hockey Association will have the opportunity to participate in the Winter Classic according to the following schedule:

  • Saturday, February 10, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Peewee C (Teams 1 and 3)
  • Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Atom A (Teams 1 and 2)
  • Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Novice C (White and Grey teams)
  • Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. to noon
    • Girls' hockey (Atom team)
  • Saturday, February 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Midget B (Teams 1 and 2)
  • Sunday, February 11, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Bantam A (Teams 2 and 4)
  • Sunday, February 11, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Girls' hockey (Bantam team)


Finally, the adults will also have ice time at the Winter Classic's facility. Through a virtual auction (http://voltigeurs.followmybid.com), two teams will have the privilege of facing off on Saturday, February 10 at 9 p.m. The auction will end on Sunday, January 14 at 3:45 p.m.

The tickets and the different packages are on sale at www.voltigeurs.ca.

2018 Drummondville Winter Classic "Your tuque, your gang, don't miss it!"

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