nucklehead Posted December 27, 2015 Share Posted December 27, 2015 Quote Spending a sunny afternoon playing pond hockey 1,700 metres above sea level was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for a goaltender from the University of Victoria. Federico Angel got the opportunity of a lifetime in November, in the form a text message: "Hey do you want to play hockey up on a mountain tomorrow?" The picturesque idea was the brainchild of Bradley Friesen, a helicopter pilot and aerial photographer. The group of hockey players, lucky enough to receive an invitation to this pickup game of hockey, came from the NHL, AHL, and college leagues. Angel said the difference in skill level didn't matter. "It wasn't about the level of hockey.It was just about the experience of being out there on the ice because it was so once-in-a-lifetime" The sun was bright and the ice was crystal clear, black, and fast. "It was very fast. There's no boards to hold the puck, so if you miss, the puck goes flying a good 30 yards," said Angel. Facing off against ex-NHLers like Manny Malholtra on a remote glacier lake is not something Angel will ever forget. How did he get so lucky? He says it pays to be a goalie. "People always need goalies. We were just the lucky ones that got the call that day." http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hockey-glacier-lake-1.3377634https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjAQ7WPKM7A Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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