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Exalumne stood out as a hero after rescuing the women from the fire of apartments



Mario Roberge pours Lyle Odelin against the plates during the Forum's training camp in 1994.

John Mahoney / Montreal Newsletter

The owner of a block of apartments in the City of Quebec destroyed last week by the fire says that two of his occupants live today thanks to the Montreal Canadiens player, Mario Roberge.

On January 22 at 6 a.m., there was a fire in the building of the 113th St. in the neighborhood of Beauport.

Roberge, who lives in the street, was on his way to work when he noticed the smoke.

There was no one in the area when the 55-year-old ex-Hab climbed the stairs to the building and found thick smoke in an apartment occupied by an 80-year-old woman. age and daughter of 60 years.

Roberge took the two women, dressed only with his pajamas and slippers outside the building and took them home. Dozens of firefighters fought the fire with intense cold, but finally the building, which also contained a hair salon, was destroyed by flames.

The owner of the building, Marcel Leduc, is convinced that, without the rescue of Roberge, the two women would have been asphyxiated with the smoke.

Roberge, who played for the left, was a professional hockey player from 1988 to 1996. He played 112 games with the Canadians between 1990 and 1994 and was part of the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1993.

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