MONTREAL – A long-standing tradition given new life. A game’s “Molson Export three stars” will now be awarded by the fans.
Whether by visiting canadiens.com/3stars
, or by downloading the Canadiens smartphone application available Wednesday, Oct.13 for BlackBerry and Android and at the end of the month for iPhone, fans will now determine the “three stars” selections for each Canadiens game.
First introduced in 1936-37, picks for the three stars were traditionally chosen by the media. Now, the Montreal Canadiens will transfer that responsibility to its fans for the first time in club history.
Fans will be given the opportunity to cast one set of votes per game. Whichever three players from both teams’ rosters receive the most votes will be awarded the game’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd stars, respectively.
Each vote a Canadiens player receives will count towards their Molson cup standings, determining the award’s monthly recipient and ultimately, the Canadiens player of the year.
Fans will be able to cast their first “Molson Export Three Stars presented by Bell ” vote beginning with the Canadiens home-opener versus the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.SEE ALSO:Game’s "Three Stars" to be chosen by fans No love lost Canadiens Fantasy Hockey