Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Colin's new friends

Colin was part of a contingent of Tampa Bay youth hockey players that welcomed some of the teams to Tampa on Tuesday for this week's NCAA Frozen Four championships. Two teams -- Union College and Ferris State University -- arrived earlier in the day.

Rather than fight rush-hour traffic, we hung around at International Plaza and headed back for another team's arrival -- University of Minnesota. Colin was one of just two youth hockey players to welcome the Golden Gophers.

Here he is with, from left, Seth Helgeson (fourth-round pick by New Jersey in 2009), Ben Marshall (seventh-round pick by Detroit in 2010)  Nick Bjugstad (19th overall in 2010 by the Florida Panthers) and Justin Holl (54th overall in 2010 by the Chicago Blackhawks).

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