The “Knight” of Oct 29th was filled with anticipation as London’s Oakridge Aeros Atom MD team prepared to practice on the pristine pad down at Budweiser Gardens. You could feel the excitement coming off the boys as they arrived with their families. Little did they know that Start.ca had a big surprise in store!
As the Aeros got ready for practice we prepared for a very official entrance. One by one, the player’s names were called and like true London Knights they skated through the castle gate.
Practice got underway as the boys began their drills. Families watched with anticipation from the stands, and siblings enjoyed a front row seat on the benches one little brother even took on water boy duties!
And then, the lights went out. Everyone stopped, trying to figure out what had just happened. Power outage, maybe? Before anyone knew it, our special guests were joined on the ice by none other London Knights Avery Winslow (#4), Luke Evangelista (#14), Sean McGurn (#16), and Sahil Panwar (#62)!
Needless to say, watching the Oakridge Aeros practice on the ice at Bud Gardens and then to be joined by the London Knights was an awesome experience for us (and we hope for the Oakridge Aeros, too).
And then, after about 28,000 collective calories had been burned, it was time for a quick tour and something to eat! Our guests also had the opportunity to get their Start.ca hockey pucks signed by the players.
Thanks again to the London Knights and Budweiser Gardens for making all of this possible, and of course to our special guests, the Oakridge Aeros!
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