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Battle of the Ottawa River Announced

November 26, 2018 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Gatineau Olympiques News Release

GATINEAU - Just in time for the Holidays, the Gatineau Olympiques, Mode Mobile, and Teixeira Photographie would like to invite you on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:30 P.M. at Galeries de Hull for the launch of the Mode Mobile x Teixeira Photographie x Olympiques Campaign.

Following a photo shoot done a few weeks ago with players from the Olympiques at Robert-Guertin Centre, calendars and posters with the players - in clothes much different from the ones they usually wear on the ice - have been produced and will be up for sale for $10 and $5 respectively. A portion of the profits from this campaign will go the Canadian Cancer Society.

A signing and photo session with the players, snacks and beverages, and a few surprises are all on tap for this special event that you won't want to miss!

An old rivalry will be reignited in a two-game series between the Ottawa 67's and the Gatineau Olympiques when the two teams play for the Alexandra Cup in the very first edition of the ''Battle of the Ottawa River''. The winner of the series will have bragging rights as the top team in the region.

Last year was the first time in fifteen years that these two teams played meaningful games against one another. The two teams met twice during the season, including an outdoor game at TD Place on December 17th, where the Olympiques won by a score of 4-1. The Barber Poles won the second game between both sides 5-0 in January. Just like last season, both games played will have a relevant outcome, as they will count in the standings for both teams in their respective leagues. In ten meaningful games played between both teams, the 67's have a winning record of 5-3-2.

The first game of the ''Battle of the Ottawa River'' will be played in Gatineau at the Robert Guertin Centre on Friday, December 7th at 7:30 PM. The two teams will play the second game of this back to back on the 8th of December at TD Place in an afternoon game that will see the puck drop at 2:00 PM. An Alumni Game will be played between teams made up of former players of both clubs. The rosters and details for the Alumni Game will be unveiled in the near future.

Tickets for the game in Ottawa on December 8th are currently on sale at ottawa67s.com or at TD Place's Box Office. Fans interested in attending the December 7th game in Gatineau can buy tickets at www.ovation.qc.ca or at the Robert Guertin Centre.


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