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.