With a little time on our hands last Friday before Colin and his Brandon Jr. Bulls Peewee A teammates semifinal game, we took in a couple of practices of the college teams participating in the Florida College Classic hockey tournament at Germain Arena in Estero.
Though we arrived a few minutes late to catch players from Cornell University, we made it in plenty of time for Colin and his buddy, Nick, to score some autographs from players with the University of Maine, which won the tournament, and Ferris State University.
It should come as no surprise to regular readers that Colin trotted out his familiar team sheets, his go-to item any time he goes hounding. Like any doting daddy would, I prepared a set for him before we left, though he ended up using only the two.
Top UMaine players who signed were Devin Shore, #94, a second-round pick by Dallas in 2012; Ben Hutton, #10, a fifth-round pick by Vancouver in 2012; and Martin Ouellette, #51, a seventh-round pick by Columbus in 2010.
Top Ferris State players who signed included Kyle Bonis, #28, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring; Garrett Thompson, #16, second in team scoring; Jason Binkley, #7, who leads the defense in scoring; and starting goalie CJ Motte, #30.