View Full Version : AOA: Av's practice and a really S(t)ICK pickup

Prime B
01-04-2010, 06:14 PM
So while I have had a small break from paramedic school I have taken Austin over to a few Av's practices and the facility is right around the corner from our house.

Here's a few pics from the 2 times we went over the break and a new stick the big guy was given for his collection.

One happy dude!

One of the Av's all-time greats, Adam Deadmarsh

Rookie Brandon Yip

Lacroix times two: Eric and Pierre. (a rare sight seeing Pierre out at a practice) Austin is avoiding the sun in this one.

And finally, we were in practice one of these days, and Austin had seen a few of the Av's at the end of last year/beginning of this year and they promised him sticks. So he starts yelling at a few of them towards the end as a few guys linger, mess around, and shoot the last few pucks.

We go outside when they all clear out and wait where the players drive out. All of a sudden, one of the security guys starts yelling over the fence "Hey you, you guys". Obviously none of us where sure who they were talking to until he singled out Austin by his clothing. We walked over and Austin got handed this:


Here's a look at some damage on it and the insane toe hook!

Whose stick is it you ask?


A Team USA Olympian. :smokin:

01-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Bonkers! That was a fun read with excellent results for your son and yourself.
Great job sharing that moment with us!

01-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Awesome! He's one lucky kid!

01-04-2010, 07:10 PM
That is awesome. My son is only 2 1/2 and the past year he's really started to love hockey. I hope my son is still excited about it once he's your kid's age. Since we live in Columbus we get a lot of chances to go see practices as well.

01-04-2010, 07:28 PM
Awesome stuff Barrie! I knew immediately the stick was Stastny's because it was a wooden stick lol Matt Duchene's stick triva has been burned in my brain after his draft video.

01-04-2010, 07:58 PM
Thats some awesome stuff. Congratulations out to you and your son Barrie. Looks like you guys had a blast.

01-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Pretty lucky ;). I wish I could get a stick lol. Congrats to Austin on his great pickup!

01-04-2010, 08:06 PM
Congrads to you an Austin, thats a great holiday story

01-04-2010, 08:51 PM
Barrie that is a great story and pics thank you for sharing. On a side note as soon as i see AOA in the title i have to laugh to myself as i am a member of a Battlefield 2 clan called =A*O*A= (Angels of Anarchy) :)

01-05-2010, 01:17 AM
thats awesome! Love the Avs Love how they have turned around the team!

01-05-2010, 01:21 AM
Awesome stuff Barrie! I knew immediately the stick was Stastny's because it was a wooden stick lol Matt Duchene's stick triva has been burned in my brain after his draft video.

Same! Knew it was Stastny once I saw a wood stick

Barrie, tell the little guy I'm jealous! Austin enjoy it buddy.

That's gotta be one of the best pictures I have ever seen since I've gotten serious into collecting on this site since Nov. 2008.

01-05-2010, 01:22 AM
Nice story and photos, B!!!! :winking0071:

01-05-2010, 12:17 PM
So Sorry about Austin's condition... Must be tuff to sleep with that big a smile on your face. :sign0020:

Great story and awesome pics.

Congrats to both of you

Prime B
01-06-2010, 12:31 AM
I don't how Austin does it, but today might have been our best day ever with regard to hockey and I am not even including the Team USA Gold at the WJC. (though that kind of does cement it firmly as the top day so far!)

Story to come tomorrow when I have time to get it all put up.

Thanks for all the kind words so far, you guys are the bomb!

01-06-2010, 02:09 AM
Great story!
As a Detroit fan I would have been happy to go the rest of my life without remembering Adam Deadmarsh but as a father it's nice to see players taking an interest in the kids.

01-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Great Story. Congrats one the sweet stick.

01-07-2010, 02:40 PM
I think that Stasny stick beats out the Tavares auto....just a bit....LOL. Thanks for sharing Barrie!