It was a dream of a lifetime for young hockey fans Brody Froats and Tysen Lefebvre, who, together dropped the opening puck(s) for the Ottawa Senators versus Vancouver Canucks NHL game at the Canadian Tire Centre, last Thursday night, November 28.
In front of 17,931 cheering fans, Brody and Tysen made their way to centre ice, not only to drop the puck(s), but to introduce the teams’ Heritage Classic jerseys which will be officially worn March 2, at BC Place, for the NHL’s third Heritage Classic.
The boys were thrilled to be part of last Thursday night’s festivities and it was all made possible through Make–A–Wish® Eastern Ontario and the cooperation of the Ottawa Senators.
“No Disney vacation for this boy,” said Brody’s mom Lisa with a laugh. “It was all Sens and dinner out, and that was all he would ever want…and of course the new captain Spezza jersey which he received. It was such a wonderful day as a family.”
The family was notified of Brody’s centre-ice appearance through a phone call. “On the Wednesday, before the Thursday night game, we received a phone call from Make–A–Wish telling us that the Senators had requested Brody and Tysen, to be guests along with our families to drop the puck for the unveiling of the new Heritage Jerseys. Well, you can imagine our excitement, and Brody was uncontainable to say the least.”
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