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Senators host more than 1,500 Canadian Forces members

Wednesday, 01.31.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Senators host more than 1,500 Canadian Forces members
Members of the Canadian Forces salute during the national anthem on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night on Tuesday. Photo: A. Ringuette/Freestyle Photography/OSHC

by Todd Anderson

The Ottawa Senators and their fans paid tribute to more than 1,500 of Canada's military personnel during Canadian Forces Appreciation Night on Tuesday at Scotiabank Place.

"The Ottawa Senators are proud to recognize the Canadian Forces," says Roy Mlakar, president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators. "We honour them for their dedication, passion and professionalism in the defence of this nation, both at home and abroad."

Featuring a 3-2 win over the visiting Washington Capitals, the evening's festivities kicked off with the national anthems sung by Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Thomson, accompanied by the 20 members of the Central Band of the Canadian Forces. General Rick Hillier, chief of the defence staff, along with Canadian Forces family members who began Wear Red Fridays - Karen Boire, Lisa Miller, Diane McCue and Debbie Potter - dropped the puck for the ceremonial faceoff between team captains Daniel Alfredsson of the Senators and Chris Clark of the Capitals.

Throughout the evening the Canadian Forces Combat Camera taped messages from Sens fans to the troops serving in Afghanistan. Also, several video messages from troops who are serving overseas were played on the Scotiabank Place videoboard during breaks in the game. The troops thanked Senators fans for their support and cheered on their team for a strong finish to the 2006-07 season.

On the ice, the Senators players all wore Support the Troops stickers on their helmets.

Fans leaving the game were given special Canadian Forces Appreciation Night pucks.

Click here to see a photo gallery from Canadian Forces Appreciation Night.

Gatineau-area newspaper partners with Senators
Today La Revue newspaper publishes its first edition of Sénateurs Plus, a monthly information page that includes a story about the Senators, and details concerning upcoming games and concert listings. Distributed in the Outaouais region, La Revue is owned by Transcontinental Media. Pick up your copy of La Revue today to learn more about Hockey Country's favourite team.

Newspapers that partner with the Senators' English newspaper program, Sens Extra, include the Standard-Freeholder in Cornwall, Kingston Whig-Standard, Brockville Recorder and Times, Metroland Ottawa region, Belleville Intelligencer and EMC Your Community Newspaper.


 

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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K. Turris 75 22 33 -2 55
M. Stone 73 19 34 13 53
B. Ryan 71 18 35 8 53
M. Hoffman 72 26 21 18 47
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M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
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