Media/Photo Advisory - NHL Alumni Aboriginal Hockey Heroes To Face Off Against The Aboriginal All-Stars In Charitable Hockey Game



    Stan Jonathan, Tony McKegney and Bryan Trottier among alumni greats
    bringing NHL Alumni Aboriginal tour to St. Thomas and Ohsweken

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Hockey Fans in St. Thomas and Ohsweken,
Ontario, will have the chance of a lifetime to see some of the most revered
hockey heroes of the Aboriginal community compete in a charitable hockey game
against The Aboriginal All-Stars as the first ever NHL Alumni Aboriginal Tour
comes to their communities this Saturday and Sunday.
    St. Thomas and Ohsweken are the third and forth stops in this first-ever
NHL Alumni Aboriginal Tour, proudly sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal. The NHL
Alumni Aboriginal Tour games take place in Aboriginal communities throughout
Ontario, in Manitoulin, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Thomas and Ohsweken. The tour
was created to celebrate the game of hockey and to encourage Aboriginal youth
to become involved in sports and the community. The Alumni team consists of
Aboriginal hockey players and local celebrities, complemented by players from
the full season NHL Alumni tour.

    Tour Components:

    -   Hockey Games
    The NHL Alumni Aboriginal Tour team will face-off in a charitable
    hockey game against The Aboriginal All-Stars hockey team in support
    of The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Ontario Special Olympics.

    St. Thomas:
    -   Saturday, March 31, 2007
    -   Puck drops at 8:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:00 p.m.)
    -   St. Thomas Community Complex (3rd Avenue & Wellington Street)

    Ohsweken:
    -   Sunday, April 1, 2007
    -   Puck drops at 4:30 p.m. (Doors at 3:30 p.m.)
    -   Gaylord Powless Arena (6 Nations Reservation - Ohsweken)

    Alumni hockey heroes and greats of the game will participate as
    players and guest coaches. Players such as Gino Odjick, Dave
    Hutchison and many other fan favourites will be in attendance. Some
    of the greatest hockey heroes have been members of Aboriginal
    communities from across Canada.

    -   Hockey Clinic
    Former NHL'ers will also conduct a hockey clinic with local youth at
    the Gaylord Powless Arena (6 Nations Reservation - Ohsweken) on
    April 1, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Activities will include free skating and
    hockey drills. Young hockey fans will also be able to receive
    autographs from their favourite players.

    -   BMO Bank of Montreal Branch Autograph Signing
    Stan Jonathan and Tony McKegney will be on hand to sign autographs at
    BMO's main street downtown branch in St. Thomas (739 Talbot Street)
    on March 30, 2007 between 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Clint Davis, National Director, Aboriginal Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
will also be in attendance at the hockey game and kids hockey clinic in
Ohsweken.

    2006-07 NHL Alumni Hockey Tour

    BMO Bank of Montreal is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2006-07 NHL Alumni
Hockey Tour that has visited approximately 30 cities across Ontario from
October to March. For the first time in the 13-year history of the tour, an
NHL Alumni Aboriginal Tour has been added to the Tour.

    NHL Alumni Association

    Established in 1999, the NHL Alumni Association, a non-profit
organization, serves as a liaison for the 28 local alumni groups across North
America. Also known as "Hockey's Greatest Family", the NHLA provides affinity
and loyalty programs, assistance and financial advice for all retired NHL
players. The NHLA also coordinates and facilitates Alumni members' appearances
and participation in such activities as the Ontario tour.





For further information:

For further information: NHLA, Wendy McCreary,
wendymccreary@nhlalumni.net, (416) 798-2586 x 23, Internet: www.nhlalumni.net;
BMO Bank of Montreal, Shivani Ahluwalia, shivani.ahluwalia@bmo.com, (416)
867-3996, Internet: www.bmo.com

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