Newsy Lalonde plaque unveiling this month

In this graphic from the Ontario Heritage Trust, Edouard "Newsy" Lalonde, left, will be commemorated with a plaque unveiling Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Cornwall, Ont. (Ontario Heritage Trust via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A commemorative plaque will be unveiled later this month to recognize the contribution Edouard “Newsy” Lalonde made to the sport of hockey.

The Ontario Heritage Trust, with the help of the city and the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame, will install the plaque next to Newsy Lalonde Way at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

The ceremony will take place Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Lalonde, also a very proficient lacrosse player, was the leading scorer for the Montreal Canadiens for six years and served as captain from 1915-1921.

He was also part of the Stanley Cup winning Habs team in 1916 and a seven time scoring champions in the major hockey leagues – a record only broken by Wayne Gretzky in the early 1990s.

The Ontario Heritage Trust says this is the second of three provincial plaques honouring The Flying Frenchmen.

Plaques are going up in Belleville to recognize Jean-Baptiste “Jack” Laviolette and in Sault Ste. Marie for Didier “Cannonball” Pitre.

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