Tanya’s 2nd Cousin Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon Hockey Star
Ok, this is a bit off topic for me but in some ways, not really. This hockey video (I do shoot video you know and I did play hockey in Minnesota) is amazing! Here’s the back story. Nathan MacKinnon is my dear wife Tanya’s second cousin. Nate is a hockey star who grew up in Canada, was picked #1 two years ago in the NHL draft and in his first season beat Wayne Gretzky’s rookie year points (goals and assists) record.
We had heard about Nate for many years as he was coming up through the Canadian hockey programs but you never know if what you hear is really going to pan out. Well “pan out ” it has and I thought I would share with you a new video by CCM Tacks, THE hockey skate company. In this video, Colorado Avalanche super star Nathan MacKinnon and Canadian short track skating icon and three-time Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin, line up for a sprint on ice. The video is not only impressive for both of their physical abilities but their personalities come out as well which are both pure down home Canadian. I’ve often said, Canadians are the nicest people I know, and I should know, I married one. Have fun with this and congratulations Nate. We’re coming to Denver to watch you play in December.
P.S. Did I mention I have a pair of CCM Tacks? Couldn’t afford them when I played hockey. Bought them later as an old man 🙂