Hockey Martlets honoured at hallowed home of the Habs
MONTREAL -- The McGill University women's hockey team was honoured by the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game, a 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre, Thursday.
The Martlets, who captured their fourth CIS national championship in seven years last month, received a warm reception when introduced during a first-period timeout to the capacity crowd of 21,273.
Joining captain Darragh Hamilton and the rest of the team was Olympic gold medalist Melodie Daoust, who missed the entire collegiate season while on loan to the Canadian national team, which won gold at the Sochi Winter Games.
One of the perks of being honoured at a Habs game is the opportunity to sample the food offered up in the press lounge and the Martlets each took advantage of the opportunity to gobble down an endless supply of the famed hot-dogs.
"It's the first time that I've seen the girls eat a team meal composed primarily of hot-dogs," quipped assistant coach Stewart McCarthey.