Queen’s and Royal Military College get ready for the annual Lou Jeffries Scholarship hockey game in Gananoque

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

University men’s hockey.     It’s an early-season clash between Queen’s and R.M.C.     The annual Lou Jeffries scholarship game is tomorrow night (Saturday) at 7:30 in Gananoque.

 

The annual match-up which raises the curtain on the pre-season is a special one for this Gananoque native.

Brett Gibson/Gaels Head Coach

“11 years of having this game and honouring a great human being — and bringing it back to my home town — it never gets old for me, it’s a great opportunity to showcase what I do for a living on the side with the Queen’s Gaels — I love being at home.”

Luke Bertolucci/Gaels Forward

“Ever time we step on the ice we want to compete and give it our best.”

That’s the 2016 recipient of the Lou Jeffries scholarship — Luke Bertolucci.     The 1st-year Gael was a member of the 2014 Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

Bertolucci

“We weren’t supposed to win that year — we had some great acquisitions at the deadline and we just glued together as a team and built-off that and had a great run and I hope to bring that same mentality here and hopefully help this team win a championship.”

Gibson

“It’s amazing where the program has gone in 11 years — 11 years ago I probably couldn’t have recruited Luke to come across the country to play for us but this kids a special player — he knows what it takes to win and in just the 3 short weeks he’s been with us he’s proved why he is a Memorial Cup champion.”

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