Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thanks, Dirk

One of the perks of working at one of the better newspapers in the United States is interacting with top-shelf colleagues. Those contacts paid off when Colin, representing his Pinellas P.A.L. Stars team, was selected for the second time in as many seasons to open an NHL game.

On Feb. 1, Colin served as the Lightning Dream Kid before a game between the Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. On hand that night was Dirk Shadd, a talented photographer who routinely photographs Lightning games.

We'd told Dirk that Colin would be skating and he willingly offered to help us out. Just the other day, he handed me a thumb drive with photos from that night. Of those, I put together a gallery at my Facebook page. There's not too many, mind you, just enough to capture the moment.

Another friend caught Colin's skate on video, too. Thanks again, Eliza.

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