A beautiful and historic castle in the old town for the intro? Good call! We start the show in the lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac – truly symbolic of Quebec City. Danielle attempts in vain to speak en francais…let’s just say it’s the thought that counts. RHS then heads over to the Colisee Pepsi, home of the Major Junior Hockey League team Quebec Remparts, for a quick intro in semi-frozen temperatures. Four time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy is the first interview and talks about his love of major junior hockey and how he has become so heavily involved with the team. Patrick shares his insight into the league, his current roster, and his plans for the future, including the many rumours of becoming an NHL head coach.
Following Roy, Danielle speaks with Team President, Claude Rousseau to find out how the Remparts manage to pull in over 10,000 fans per game and have had such tremendous sponsorship and community support.
Post-Remparts it’s time for some Red Bull Crashed Ice as RHS talks to competitors to discover why anyone in their right mind would participate in such an insane event. “Hey, must be the money” – that was a non-subtle Nelly reference. The fans were fired up for the finals – or maybe due to the fact they fell on Saint Patrick’s Day. Either way, the energy was high as the Kyle Croxall took home the big win.
The conclusion finds Danielle on the balcony of the Frontenac as she sips the famous maple whiskey liqueur, Sortilege. Trust us, if you haven’t tried it yet, drop everything and buy a bottle – it tastes like maple syrup but it’s whiskey! That’s a win-win, and while the price point is a tad high, it is worth every penny.