Didn't expect to wake up at a hotel here given the fact we were supposed to end the day in Chilliwack, but a long travel day coupled with bad weather and some road closures delayed our travel Monday. It took us 13.5 hours to make it from Lethbridge to Kelowna. On a good day it should take you just over 8 hours to make that same trip. Well, the important thing is we are here in one piece, thanks to Ace, the Hurricanes bus driver. To be honest with you I don't think bus drivers in this league get the recognition they deserve. To me, these guys are the unsung heroes. They get get these hockey teams from point A to point B during all hours on the night and in some seriously bad weather sometimes. It surely doesn't seem like an easy job, but a tip of the hat to Ace and all his bus driver colleagues for all the work they do.
As you can see in the picture there is some serious snow in this part of the country. That's a picture of bus parked in Revelstoke with about four feet of snow on it! I don't know if I've seen this much snow around here in a long time. We waited for 3 hours on the highway outside of Golden because of two separate crashes. Like I said, lots of snow!
Anyway, we will base this B.C. trip out of Kelowna for the whole week, instead of splitting it up between Chilliwack and here. The Hurricanes will practice in Kelowna today then have the rest of day off. Tomorrow we will head to Chilliwack late morning and get ready for the game against the Bruins. It'll be a battle of two teams fighting for their playoff lives. More on that tomorrow.
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