Yesterday Mike Richards and Andrew Ladd threw together an impromptu road hockey game, and took to Twitter to invite people to play.
Charitable events are excellent of course, but sometimes it’s neat to do something small and simple that the fans will appreciate without all the fanfare. Here’s the Richards tweet:
Whoever’s up for a street hockey game, meet me on top of the parking garage at the Forks at 4PM. Need the best in Winnipeg for my team.
— Michael Richards (@MRichie_10) November 13, 2012
And the Ladd response, which is excellent:
I’ll be taking on @mrichie_10‘s team at 4PM at the Forks. Re-opening the wound from 2010. Should I bring my ring? Who’s in?
— Andrew Ladd (@aladd16) November 13, 2012
Geez, deep cuts.
Jim Slater and Mark Stuart were in attendance, sporting a little Movember fuzz. How cold does it look there right now? Is that Siberia? Do Siberians use “Winnipeg” as their “really cold far away wasteland” joke? (And no, I’ve never been to Winnipeg, just…look.)
Mike Richards, using the perfect road hockey ball.
Devon Shmyko, according to the website, has a favourite player. Yeah, the other guy in this picture. See, I told you: what an awesome day for some people.
Andrew Ladd rocking the coolest toque of the day, complete with shades. Richards is open!
Full credit to those guys. That looks like a ton of fun, and some kids will have a story to tell way down the road.
Update: Puck Daddy had video of the game too: