Last night my friend Matthew and I went to GM Place to watch the men’s national hockey team practice, followed by an intra-squad game among the junior selection camp. I’ve got tickets to the World Juniors (for my money, the best hockey, anywhere) here in December and January, so I figured it’d be fun to check out the team.
It was fun. The practice was pretty forgettable, but the game was an intense, high-tempo affair. There are about 45 guys vying for 23 jobs, so things were pretty chippy. I took some photos, of which this is probably my favourite. It’s a pity that Burnaby Joe has never played here.