Friday, March 12, 2010

Motown is coming to K-Town!

Kelowna, BC is hosting the Detroit Red Wings' practices next Wednesday and Thursday. Detroit is taking a three day break in our city between games against Calgary and Edmonton. Admission to each of the 11 AM practices at Prospera Place is by a donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

Detroit hosts Buffalo and Olympic tournament MVP, Ryan Miller, tomorrow night. His brother Drew is on the Red Wings while another Olympic all-star, Brian Rafalski, is on Detroit's defense. The Sabres' Ryan Miller had a mammoth Monday media day!
Check out his busy itinerary here.
He was born not too far from Detroit in East Lansing, Michigan.

Ryan Kesler was another US standout at the Olympics who plays for the Vancouver Canucks. They host Detroit on Saturday, March 20th. He was also born in Michigan - very close to Detroit in Livonia, a city about the same size as Kelowna. Kesler scored in the men's hockey final and has now scored the coveted cover for the NHL 2K11 video game, following in the footsteps of Alexander Ovechkin, Rick Nash, Jason Spezza and Joe Thornton among others. Kesler calls it the "icing on the cake" after his Olympic experience. "Everything just keeps getting better for me," he told The Canadian Press. "I'm very excited."

I am getting excited about cake and icing too...
My birthday is two days away:)