Wow what a weekend!!! In case you haven't heard, Whitehorse was hosting SCOTIABANK Hockey Day in Canada! From concerts with Dave Bidini, Kim Barlow, Sara Harmer (and more!) to meeting and PLAYING HOCKEY with Lanny McDonald, Trevor Linden, Danielle Goyette (and more!), to watching the HNIC broadcast from behind Ron McLean & Don Cherry's desk, it was a day that can't be beaten! Here's a few pics and video till I get the rest sorted out!
There was a free women's clinic which had about 50 players - stations where hockey pros and the NHL'ers and Women's Olympic Team members worked on some skills with us. At the end we had a HUGE scrimmage. It was awesome. Lanny was in goal. How freakin' cool. Trevor Linden was teaching me some skating drills. I got a smack on the shin pad and a "great job" from him, haha! I don't normally get "starstruck" but for hockey "stars" I can make an exception.
Heather and Vero pose purposely in front of Trevor "all the ladies love him" Linden!
Ex NHL'er Brad May was at the shooting station and gave me some slapshot tips. Twice as long as most people got with him - I was sneaky and skipped Lanny's station to get more um, "tips" from Brad. I'm not gonna lie, he was dreamy. Plus I want to kill it with the slapshot one day!!! Sorry Lanny.
The Governor General was on the ice with us too! How cool. Don't worry, they made sure he had a helmet. He can skate too!
The giganto scrimmage game! Heather is right in the thick of things.
A bit of video of that:
Then it was the WHL game and the eagerly anticipated arrival of Don Cherry. My god, this guy is ridiculously popular! The game was between Kamloops and Vancouver. These young guys are so fast and holy crap do they have energy!!!
Heather and I chase down Lanny!
What a day!!!