the toronto marlies in g-town
The Toronto Marlies came to town tonight and the little bro’s team got to play against them. It was so fun to watch, especially since he was in net for most of it! At one point one of their guys put on one of our guys’ jersey and started playing…then we put the entire roster on the ice. It was a lot of fun — for about 15 minutes of play.
Kevin even got one of the goalie’s (Racine) sticks and got to have it signed by the entire team. He really idolizes Pogue, and I think he was really excited to be on the opposite end of the ice. And the kid did pretty well. 3 glove saves and everything. I think they were going easy on them, but it really meant a lot to the boys. I know the little bro will keep that stick forever.
I realized that, being in g-town, he’s had great exposure to a lot of NHLers who came from here and are now giving back to the community. He’s trained with Johnny Bauer (and his daughter), Adam Bennett, Rick Heinz and several more. It really makes the sport seem more impressive when you realize that you can come and give back to the communities that got you to where you are and that it really, truly means something to the kids and parents there.