The team watched most of the first period and then with about 5 minutes left, they headed back down to the locker room to get their skates, sticks and gloves. They made a tunnel for the Blue Jackets to come thru when the period was over and the kids got to fist bump the players. This was AJ's favorite part.
Then it was their turn to take the ice. They had divided the team into two smaller teams and they played a 7:00 minute 4 on 4 game of hockey. In front of a sold out Nationwide Arena. Adrian said it was really fun to see AJ playing on such a big stage. When the game was over, they played a little with Stinger (the mascot) and then headed back to the locker room to get out of some of their equipment.
|AJ is number 4|
AJ had an amazing time at the game. He said it was "so cool" to be on the ice where the "real" hockey players play. He also liked being in the locker room...because it had TVs so they didn't miss any of the game. And he enjoyed being with his team, he has made a few friends on the team and he got to hang out with them outside of hockey. I'm so glad AJ was able to have this experience!!