Had a chance to talk to F Chase Souto. He's eager to get back at it but is nursing a sore neck from the check from behind he took in the 'Whack. When I asked him about the hit... he says he doesn't remember it.
If you read above, Bruins F Blair Wentworth was served a two-game suspension for the hit.
I had a great time last night at the Blazer Booster Club meeting. Nearly 200 people were there for supper and to hear a few words from myself.
As someone in the newsroom put it.. it's like preaching to the converted. They are a passionate group. Several have been around since day one.
They've all seemed to enjoy the broadcasts so far and it's encouraging to hear some positive feedback. I didn't stick around for bingo though. Apparently an Easter ham or two were on the line.
One of the folks I met last night is responsible for a really innovative part of the game. Fred Marsh - the inventor of the Marsh pegs. The net pegs are used around the world now.
He's a member of the Booster Club. We will talk to him in an upcoming broadcast as well....
Another thing I learned last night....
Kamloops is the original home of Teddy Bear toss night.
There's a Finnish hockey delegation in town as part of a Hockey Canada exchange program. They are talking to minor hockey teams and coaches and spending a few days around the local minor hockey program.
I hope to speak to one or both tomorrow night during the broadcast.
That's all for now...