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File this under old news and what took so long. Obviously they had to renegotiate his contract if he still had one with Montreal.


Thursday, March 25, 2004

Aviators Sign Lemire

Edmonton, March 25, 2004 - Today, the Edmonton Aviators announced that they have signed Christopher Lemire to their Men’s A-League team.

Edmontonian Christopher Lemire is a 5’7”, 150 lb. forward. He has previous A-League experience with the Calgary Storm and Montreal Impact. Chris has brings extensive experience having played for Alberta’s provincial teams, as well as for Canada’s U18 and U20 national teams. Chris also played for Canada’s U-20 team which recently finished fourth at the World Cup in Spain.

“Chris is a local player who brings previous A-League experience to our new team. He is a great example of the high caliber of players that Edmonton Minor Soccer and Soccer Alberta continue to produce”, said Joe Petrone- Director of Soccer Operations for the Edmonton Aviators Soccer Club.

The Edmonton Aviators are the newest addition to Edmonton’s professional sports scene. Both the Aviators Men’s and Women’s soccer teams will play in the United Soccer Leagues. Both teams will play at Commonwealth Stadium beginning in spring of 2004.

Additional information on the Aviators, including a complete list of player announcements, can be found on the Aviators website at www.aviatorssoccer.com.

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A bit nit-picky, but "Canada’s U-20 team which recently finished fourth at the World Cup in Spain" actually finished fourth by losing in the semi-final to Spain, in the tournament played in UAE. I know I'm right about the UAE part, and the Spain match was a semi, right?

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