Monday, February 4, 2013

Being the Thunder

For the second time in as many NHL seasons, Colin got to skate as the Lightning Dream Kid before the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the Winnipeg Jets last Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Like I've said before, if he does nothing else in hockey, the memories from these adventures will last a lifetime. For an 11-year-old kid, this is an amazing opportunity that very few get to experience.

He was able to skate serving as a emergency fill-in when another youth hockey player couldn't skate because of an illness. Of course, we were more than happy to help out the Lightning. Thank you, too, for the shout-out to the Pinellas PAL Stars team, as Colin represented that team rather than the Brandon Jr. Bulls.

Major stick taps, a tip of my old Cooper SK600 helmet and heartfelt thanks to a family friend for providing the video shown above of his entire skate. Thank you, Miss Eliza.

Here's a link to the shorter video I managed to capture after overcoming my nervousness and remembering to press the shutter

Here's another link, too, to a work-in-progress photo album from the night. I'm expecting a few more photos over the next week or so.

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