Monday, August 31, 2009
CBC Hockey Night in Canada had their 'Play On' street hockey tournament this past Saturday in Saskatoon. Hundreds of people, kids, men and women played on six 'rinks' all day. The media game had 3 NHL'ers along with radio, TV and newspaper guys. Colby Armstrong (Atlanta Thrashers), Sheldon Brookbank (Anaheim Ducks) and Riley Armstrong (did not get him to sign)of my mighty Calgary Flames participated in the 4 on 4 street hockey event. I have met Colby and Sheldon before so I knew who I was looking for in the crowd. I managed to track both guys down and asked Colby first. Colby is a great guy and really down to earth. We spoke for about 5 mins about hockey, the Thrashers organization and he talked about Atlanta as a hockey town. Sheldon was over by a sponsors tent and was really interesting to talk to. I asked similar questions about living in Anaheim vs New Jersey, and he spoke very highly of Anaheim. I got two Ducks pucks signed by Sheldon (1 is up for trade) and a Thrashers puck by Colby. I did not get Riley because I had nothing to get signed and I knew the name but had no idea which guy he was. Oh Well.....Street hockey game pics in my Sports Image Gallery.