VANCOUVER, B.C. — 36 ASHL players from the Lower Mainland got to live out some childhood dreams as they were treated to the professional experience on March 12th and 13th, courtesy of the ASHL and the Vancouver Canucks.
So what exactly does a pro experience entail, one might ask?
It starts with the dressing room. This ain’t no ordinary day at the rink; this is a room full of customized jerseys, stick tape, and everything a pro would find. But you need a coach, too, right? How about Kirk McLean and Dave Babych – owners of more than 2,000 NHL games to their names.
And then there’s the stage. In this case, how about the only arena that’s home to an NHL team in the Pacific Northwest.
As if playing a game in the most envious of surroundings wasn’t enough, these 36 ASHL players capped off their experience on Monday night in style, taking in the real pro’s with the hometown Canucks taking on the Boston Bruins.
Yeah, this is what the ASHL experience is about.