The owner of the Quebec City apartment building, which was destroyed last week by a fire, says two of his residents live today thanks to former Montreal Canadiens player Mario Roberge.
On January 22, at 6:00, a fire broke out in the 113th Street building in Beauport.
Roberge, who lives across the street, was on his way to work when he noticed a smoke.
No one was in this area when the 55-year-old former Hab climbed the stairs of the building and discovered a strong smoke in an apartment occupied by an 80-year-old woman and a 60-year-old daughter.
Roberge took both women-dressed only in pajamas and slippers-out of the building and brought them to their home. Dozens of firefighters fought the fire in intense cold, but eventually the building, which also contained a hairdressing salon, was destroyed by flames.
Building owner Marcel Leduc is convinced that without Roberge's rescue, both women would be smoked.
Roberge, who played the left wing, was a professional hockey player in 1988-1996. In 1990-1994 he played 112 matches with Canadiens and was part of a team that won the Stanley Cup in 1993.