Tribute to two greats from the Ahuntsic district

Tribute to two greats from the Ahuntsic district


The Ahuntsic Braves Minor Hockey Association recently paid tribute to two great legends of the neighborhood, Maurice Richard, founder of the organization, and Mike Bossy, prolific NHL scorer. The statue of the “Rocket”, which was in the Grévin Museum in Montreal, returns home to Aréna Ahuntsic. The Mike-Bossy room can be used for meetings as well as for video projections, not to mention that it is decorated with superb photos of Mike in action and with other hockey legends, including Guy Lafleur and Wayne Gretzky.

For over 60 years, Maurice Richard’s family has been linked to the history of the Ahuntsic Braves. During the unveiling of the statue of Maurice Richard at Aréna Ahuntsic, we saw his children Suzanne, Huguette, Maurice fils and André.

Maurice Richard's granddaughters, Olivia and Claudia were present with their parents Nicole and André Richard, the Rocket's son.

Young hockey player Vincent Gagnon, who wears the legendary Mike Bossy's number 22, told Bossy family members, Josiane, Lucie and Tanya, that he knew Mike, because his banner is displayed on the wall of the Arena. Ahuntsic.

The painter, Josiane Bossy, the daughter of Mike Bossy, is proud that her canvas in the image of the legend of the New York Islanders can be found in the Mike-Bossy room.

Borden Bossy, Mike's father, was one of the first coaches of the Braves. Renowned journalist François Ferland, a volunteer for over 30 years with the organization, is with Tanya Bossy, Mike's daughter, and Isabelle Ethier, from TVA Sports.

During the inauguration of the magnificent Mike-Bossy hall, there were Maurice Richard son, Martin Longchamps, president of the Braves, Lucie Bossy, Mike's wife, and Émilie Thuillier, the mayor of the borough of Ahuntsic -Cartierville.

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