Blast from my Habs Past

Despite not having lived at home since I was 19 (I’m now 32), I seem to have a never ending pile of  old boxes at my mother’s house. After 12 years, she is putting her foot down and making me go through them, so last Sunday it begun and I found a treasure chest of old photos.

The photos ranged from 1988 and my first year away at camp all the way through to University. But, the prize was a set of photos from 1993 when I made a visit to the Habs dressing room and watched a practise. It must have been the morning skate, because I have photos of the Mighty Ducks skating as well. Through the miracles of the internet, I am able to tell you that the exact date was October 23, 1993 and the Habs went on to win that night 4-1 (remember when the Habs won games?!)

The occasion for this lovely morning was a family connection. I am not 100% sure who knew who, but my sister (who is clad in an all jean outfit, as you will see), a couple of friends and myself were the only fans there.

Below are some of the best photos of the visit. At the time I was a goaltender, and meeting Patrick Roy was the highlight. He was what you would call my all-time favourite athlete idol. My mom was so excited for me that she handed him my player photo to sign, which is a weird thing to do. Somewhere in those boxes is a photo of me in butterfly with Patrick Roy’s signature scrawled across my face.

Might Ducks Skating

Photo proof that it is 1993, which was the Mighty Ducks inaugural season,
This was their first visit to the Forum.

Jacques DemersHey! It’s me and Jacques looking like he coaches midget hockey, not a Stanley Cup defending franchise.
That’s me in the back. It’s 1993, and I guess dressing like the school reporter was the cool thing to do. That’s my younger sister in an epic jean on jean outfit.

Kirk Muller

Me and Kirk, and my sister photo bombing in the front.

Lyle Odeleine!

Captain Carbo wearing pleated jeans.

Stephane Lebeau

I’m 80% sure that is Stéphan Lebeau. I’m 100% sure he is wearing the exact same outfit as my sister.

My idol Patrick Roy. There are about 15 photos of me just hovering beside him.

Kirk Muller

More Kirk Muller. He really is a handsome man.

I believe that’s Rob Ramage on the right. Not too sure who is on the left. Any guesses?

Vincent Damphousse.
When I saw him in Florida in November, he had no recollection of this momentousness first meeting.

And last, but certainly not least, Mathieu Schneider (pre capped-teeth).

And that concludes our walk down memory lane and a reminder that the 90s may have in fact been worse for fashion than the 80s.

6 comments for “Blast from my Habs Past

  1. Niklas
    February 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Hi! Would you happen to have a picture of Roy in one of those white practice jerseys? I ask because I used to own one of them and was looking hard for a picture of him wearing it. Cheers from Finland!

    • February 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

      HI Niklas,

      I don’t actually :( If I ever do find one though, i’ll let you know.

      • Niklas
        March 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        Ok thanks! Email me any time :)

  2. March 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The mystery is solved. The guy with Rob Ramage is Mario Roberge. Thanks to my colleague Benoit and Kyle Roussel.

    @jenn Sadly Courtnall left the Habs family after the 91/92 season :( I used to love him too!! Glad you liked the photos

    @jojo I know :) They are the best.

  3. Jojo
    March 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    My favourite is Guy’s pleated pants.

  4. Jenn Cook
    March 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

    what what what?? no Courtnall??…….sigh…… :) love this trip down memory lane with you…..My Dad and I used to watch all the games together….

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