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SHORT SHIFT - Colorado Avalanche prospect Pickard, first class guy
SHORT SHIFT - Colorado Avalanche prospect Pickard, first class guy
By Tim Cornett

Windsor - Sep. 30, 2013 - Every now and then a professional athlete does something that pulls at your heart strings. Last night was one of those times. The scene was the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario after an American Hockey League game between the Lake Erie Monsters and the Grand Rapids Griffins. A young hockey fan, Sammy Uprichard, was hoping he would get to meet Monsters goalie Calvin Pickard, and maybe get a photo taken with him. Sammy, his dad Sam and I made plans to wait for Pick after the game.

At the end of the game, as luck would have it, the door opened for the off-ice officials, and Pick was skating by. He heard Sammy calling his name and skated right over to him. Pick spoke with Sammy, high-fived him, and posed for a picture. Pickard, a Colorado Avalanche prospect and former Team Canada goalie made young Sammy’s day. And I’ve got the picture to prove it.

Thank you Calvin, you are a first class guy. And you have a whole new group of fans here in Windsor.

TC out

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