Date: January 23, 1978
Credit: Verdun Borough Archives Fund
In 1978, the Verdun Auditorium welcomed the best midget AAA hockey teams in Canada within the Wrigley Tournament. It was the most highly coveted minor hockey tournament for 16 and 17-year-olds. This major tournament was their first chance to distinguish themselves in the professional hockey world. The Wrigley Tournament provided the winning team with the opportunity to represent Canada during a tour of friendly matches against various teams from the former USSR. At the 1978 edition in Verdun, Les Couillard of Sainte-Foy, Québec, won the championship and got to play in the former Czechoslovakia.