Oh Canada


This weekend is Canada Trip #2 in a quest to see every OHL arena (more details in a future post). While thinking about this in the summer, my brother and I wanted to get back to an NHL rink too and you can never go wrong with Montreal. But I think this may the wrong trip as we should have done an Erie-Pittsburgh journey this year to see Connor McDavid before he goes all megastar (which he is getting close to already in hockey circles…McDavid has a ridiculous 42 points in 14 games for the undefeated 13-0-0-1 Otters). Regardless, I am really pumped for this trip and it starts in the historic city of Kingston on Friday Night. The Frontenacs play in a beautiful, relatively new building and we plan on spending some time downtown along Princess Street before walking over to the K-Rock Centre for the game. Then Saturday, we’ll leave early in the morning for the three hour drive to Montreal. We don’t have a lot of time to tour one of North America’s best cities, but we’ll try to see the best sites including Mont Royal and Old Montreal. Some Thank You Points helped with a decent downtown hotel that is walking distance to the Bell Centre, where the Canadiens take on Minnesota at 7 PM. It’s my second visit to the arena, but one that badly needs a re-visit (with digital pictures) as I was quite early in my journeys (#15). We may see a bit of snow, but hopefully it is not accompanied by a biting wind, otherwise I can handle the cold weather. The correct passport is sitting on my desk ready to go, making sure to avoid last year’s oversight.


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