Blues forward David Perron was named MVP of the 16th edition of the À bout de soufflé hockey tournament that came to an end this past weekend in Magog, Quebec. The annual summer hockey tournament saw several NHL players taking part including the Canadiens’ Guillaume Latendresse, the Flyers’ Daniel Brière and Claude Giroux and Kristopher Letang of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dallas Stars defenseman Stéphane Robidas served as both player and coach for team Thibault Pontiac Buick that featured Brière and Giroux as well as Buffalo’s Jason Pominville and Latendresse.
Perron’s team, Total Hockey Maxi Club, won the tournament with a 9-4 victory over Tantra Superclub. Perron led the team along with Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, the Kings’ Jack Johnson and former Hab Yanic Perreault. Perron, who was last year’s Tim Horton’s Challenge winner, led this year’s tournament with 16 goals in five games.
Throughout its 16-year history the tournament has raised more than $150 000 to help children in need of hyperbaric chamber treatments. The Maison de la famille de Magog, the city of Sherbrooke
sports fund, Le cirque des étoiles Memphrémagog, the Fondation Centre de réadaption Estrie, and the regional athletic bursary as well as the hyperbaric chamber treatment funds were all beneficiaries of the money raised at this year’s tournament. In total, $23,200 was raised by this year’s efforts.