March 18, 2018
On Sunday, the Pontiac Old-Timers took to the ice in Shawville for an exhibition match in the memory of a teammate and friend.
“It’s all about this here,” said organizer Marc Latreille, pointing to the moustache labelled with the name Freddie, emblazoned on his jersey over his heart.
He explained that the game was in honour of Fred Desabrais, a beloved teammate and friend from Quyon, who passed away suddenly in November 2017.
“He was well known across the valley, he was a picker, sold antiques and so on,” Latreille said. “He came out to play with us last year, I think he was 72 and he was the life of the party.”
Latreille explained that Fred was adamant that the team should have a Christmas party, as well as organize a formal team to play in exhibition games or tournaments. He remembered the previous year’s party fondly.
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