For The Love Of Hockey


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Game #3

It’s Thursday!  We are on our way to Ottawa for this week’s chemo but first, we have a few stops along the way.  Maison is going to spend a few days with his friends in Ottawa and we are off to a hockey game.  Bria was invited back by her new friend Bill to watch Ottawa & St. Louis battle it out!

We arrived around 6pm and we are ready for another night of hockey! Bria was ready to cheer on her team!


I love this picture!


VIP baby!  Bria thought this was quite funny!


 We arrived and were greeted by some very nice ladies.  One of them just returned from a Disney Cruise so we had a great chat about that!  Bria’s friend Bill arrived and we were off on an adventure!

Bill escorted her to the 400 level where he showed us a few cool things.  We headed over to The Ledge.  They treated us to supper in the coolest restaurant.

Bria picked up another member for Team Bria! These two are priceless!


What a view!



We had a lovely buffet supper and we made our way down to our seats to watch warm-up!


What amazing seats!  We didn’t know where our seats were until we arrived there.  We were a few rows behind the player’s bench…what?!?!

Bria had a surprise coming at the 8-minute mark of the first period.  A very sweet lady came to get her because she was riding the Zamboni during the first intermission.  We never know what is going to happen when we enter this place!

She was so excited!


She was all set and she had 2 rules…wave and smile!  We all know Bria was gonna rock that department!


High fives for the Refs and linesmen!

It’s time to clean the ice!


She had the best time!



and here comes KELSEY!  YAH!!!!


Bria and Kelsey having a moment!  There may have been a few tears!


The girls asked Bria to take her picture with them! Who’s the popular one now? Haha!

Bria disappeared for a few minutes with Bill and came back with a load of cake! Spoiled much!?!

Back to the game!


Kira Isabella performed during 2nd intermission!


What a great night for our Sens! 2-0 final score!

The game may be over but our adventures were just beginning!  Off we go!  Bill and Bria don’t walk places, they skip!

First stop…TSN.  Bria got a new job! HA!HA!


Then we went to check out the Lexus Lounge to watch Gord Wilson interviewing #17 Brian Gibbons.

Once he was done, he stopped to say hi to Bria!


She was so happy to see Bobby Ryan again!


We went to the player’s bench.  How on earth are we ever going to thank Bill for everything he has done?!?



When we went back we met #56 Magnus Paajarvi


He invited us into the weight room where most of the players were.  First up was rookie #26 Eric Brannstrom.  Tonight was his first NHL game!


Next, #7 Brady Tkachuk.  Look at Kerry’s face…excited much??


#41 Goalie Craig Anderson

#2 Dylan DeMelo

#24 Oscar Lindberg

Bria got to check out the practice area!  It was so cool!  She had coach Marc Crawford watching her!



When we were done #5 Cody Ceci stopped for a picture


Former Sens player & Coach Chris Kelly stopped to say hi

Kira Isabella…she did a great job performing at tonight’s game!

Such a sweet lady

We got to visit the place where the hockey games that you watch at home are broadcasted from!


The Director gave us a tour…so cool!

Another amazing night, I don’t even know what to say!  This was more than a hockey game, this was an experience!  A night we will never forget!!

Last vehicle in the parking lot again tonight!


Bria was so proud of her jersey and all her signatures


Chemo #14 and she wore her jersey for good luck!