As the Canadiens get ready to play the Bruins in game four tonight, schools are gearing up for the game too.
Some are having Habs days, and it's causing more controversy than expected, at least in one school.
Some English Montreal School Board (EMSB) principals have been letting children wear their Habs jersey to school during the playoffs.
But this week a child who wore a Bruins jersey at Honoré-Mercier Elementary School in St-Leonard was only permitted to wear it at the end of the day.
“The teacher told him I don’t think it’s a good idea to put it on; in the end, they let him wear it at the end of the day,” Mike Cohen, spokesperson with the EMSB said.
“They do not believe it’s in the best interest of the student, where 99 percent of the kids are wearing red and Habs jerseys, to be walking around the hallways with a Bruins jersey, it’s just a provocation.”
That child's parents complained and now none of the kids at that school are allowed to wear their jerseys.
“As a result, the school has decided there’s going to be no more Habs jersey day, one parent complained, we don’t need any type of conflict. It won’t affect other schools,” Cohen said.
The Lester B. Pearson School Board went through a similar situation last year when a child tried to wear an Ottawa Senators jersey at Maple Grove Elementary.
The Lester B. board now says kids can wear any sports jersey they like.