Montreal is a city that has made lots of hockey history but on April 23rd at 7pm at Raymond-Bourque Arena two countries will be making their international debut Lebanon will be taking on Haiti in a friendly ice hockey game.
There is a strong chance that former NHL player Georges Laraque is going to be playing on the Haiti team. He is the director of the Haiti Association.
Haiti is no stranger to the game of hockey In 2015 Haiti’s national street hockey team defeated the Cayman Islands 4:2 to win the finals of the B-pool of the Street Hockey World Championship in Zug, Switzerland.
Lebanon is new to the sport but they are trying to qualify for the 2017 World Ball Hockey Championships.
For both countries this ice hockey game will be another way to promote the sport in their communities and their countries. We wish them all the best.