By R.J. Riley
Former Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has put a different pair of gloves on and is ready to get to work, but this time it’s more personal than ever.
Of Haitian decent and with family members in Haiti still unaccounted for, Laraque has teamed up with IceJerseys.com to offer Hockey For Haiti jerseys and apparel, a charitable line of sweaters and swag.
All proceeds will go to Laraque’s Hockey For Haiti charity campaign that is aimed at improving healthcare for the earthquake survivors in the poverty stricken country.
Tuesday in Montreal, Laraque accepted a donation for $6,506 at Lauren Hill Academy towards his World Vision project to build a new hospital in Haiti and unveiled the official Hockey For Haiti jersey.
The Hockey For Haiti project brings together Laraque, the NHLPA Goals and Dreams fund and World Vision Canada in an effort help those injured in the catastrophic quake of Jan. 12.