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BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

HALIFAX -- With the Senators taking on the Montreal Canadiens at the 1,900-seat Colchester Legion Stadium tonight, it will be a day-long celebration of hockey. The small town won the right to host the exhibition game by winning the CBC/Kraft Hockeyville series compeitition -- with more than 400 communities participating.

"We're looking forward to this. It should be fun for everybody involved," said Senators president Roy Mlakar. "The Canadiens agreed that this should be more than just a hockey game for this small community that worked so hard to win the game." That's why former Habs greats Yvan Cournoyer, Rejean Houle and Gaston Gingras and ex-Senators Laurie Boschman and Shawn Van Allen took part in local hockey clinics yesterday. Mlakar and four Ottawa players not in the lineup tonight will visit local schools and the local hospital along with members of the Habs. The Senators and Habs are going to have to dress at a local gym and then bus to the rink for the game.


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