Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois is supporting the University of Montreal women’s hockey program with a personal donation of $75,000.
The donation will go towards the development of coaches and coaching of athletes for the Carabins women’s hockey team. The hockey program was founded by Danièle Sauvageau providing players with the chance to earn a university degree while also earn the opportunity to play a high level of hockey.
BriseBois graduated from the University of Montreal with a degree in law before joining the Montreal Canadiens’ front office. The 44-year-old joined the Lightning in 2010 as an assistant general manager before taking over as the general manager in 2018.
“It’s only natural to want to give back to my alma mater,” BriseBois said in a statement. “As graduates, we have a responsibility to pay it forward to the university that provided us with the education we needed to realize our ambitions. And we are fortunate as UdeM is one of the leading academic institutions in the world.”
In their 11 years as a program, the Carabins women’s hockey program has competed in the U SPORTS National Championships nine times, winning gold in both 2013 and 2016.