Sunday, October 30, 2011
Hockey Fights Cancer Night… Day 1077 29OCT11
Tonight was the annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night and we waited all day to go to the game. The boys were really excited and have been looking forward to going for a while. After we arrived and got our t-shirts we hustled inside because the boys were chosen to sit in the penalty box during the warm up on the ice. I wasn't supposed to go out with them but at the last minute I was invited as well so we all got to watch the Bolts warm up from right behind the glass. The NHL official in the box gave Joshua a game puck right out of the cooler! He thought that was pretty neat.
After we walked off the ice we headed up to our seats to settle in and watch the game and man what a game it was. Neck in neck the whole time with only one goal scored. Thankfully it was the Bolts who got the goal.
As soon as the game was finished we headed downstairs under the arena to meet the players. Almost the entire team came through and sign pucks and shirts for all of the kids. We got to see a lot of our favorites and Steven Stamkos was thrilled to see Joshua. Coach Raymond and Couch Boucher also came through and talked to us for a while. It was a wonderful evening and one that I am sure the boys will remember for quite a while.