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Canadiens honour Canadian Olympic medalists

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According to the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Montreal Canadiens honoured ten Canadian Olympic medalists from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi prior to their National Hockey League game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.

The Olympic gold medalists were Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal in men's moguls, Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec in the men's 1500m short track speed skating and Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal in women's moguls.

The Olympic silver medalsts were Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec in men's moguls, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal in women's moguls, Dominique Maltais of Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec in women's snowboard cross and Valerie Maltais of La Baie, Quebec and Marianne St-Gelais of Roberval, Quebec who were part of the Canadian team that won a silver medal in the women's 3000m short track speed skating relay.

The Olympic bronze medalists were Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Quebec in the men's 500m short track speed skating event and Kim Lamarre of Quebec City in the women's slopestyle skiing.

Canada won 25 medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, of which Quebec athletes contributed to 12 medals.

The Canadiens beat the Red Wings 5-3. Brian Gionta scored two goals for Montreal, who are in third place in the Eastern Conference with 97 points.

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