Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big Winners At The Laker Game

At Friday's hockey game, our family seemed to be the only winners, since the Lakers lost 4-3. With Papa and Nana up from Cadillac visiting the kids and the new baby, we decided to take in a game. Luck was on our side, as Papa won the 50/50 draw and I was able to catch a game puck for Trevor. Lily was given a 'chuck a puck' from another fan after her pop spilled, so she was able to partake in that. Too bad the Lakers lost, but we still had a great time together. Next week Ferris State is up, so we'll catch one of those games, too. Not too many left. Here is my article on the game from the Michigan College Hockey Online site:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Team Member Arrives

We are happy to announce the arrival of Brian David Scott Burrill. He was born on Friday January 11 at 0747. This monster weighed in at 9 lbs. 7.1 oz., and was 20 1/2 inches long. He and mommy are doing well, and we brought them both home today. He's pictured here sporting his Whitecaps jersey, and he also has a Laker jersey he'll grow into very soon. He should make his first hockey game before the season is over, and maybe even take in a baseball game this summer. He'll be rooting on Lily and Trevor when they play baseball and soccer for sure.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lily And Trevor Skate With The Lakers

Following the Lake Superior State Lakers 4-1 win over visiting Bowling Green State, Lily and Trevor were able to get on the ice with their favorite hockey team. Members of the team were nice enough to sign autographs and get pictures taken with them. Pictured here with the kids is freshman defenseman Dillin Stonehouse. We were also able to chat with Nathan Peterson, and some of the other players we have come to know. In the game itself, the Lakers won 4-1 over the Falcons on Simon Gysbers goal and three assists. Dan Eves, Rick Schofield, and Zac MacVoy also scored for the Lakers, getting them their first CCHA win of the season. Here is my article on the game at Michigan College Hockey Online:


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Trevor Joins The Lakers In Hockey Clinic

Trevor participated in the 'Have Fun, Play Hockey' clinic at Lake Superior State. This was a clinic put on by LSSU, the CCHA, and Fox Sports Net, who was there filming for an upcoming show. The clinic was a big success for all, and the Laker players showed their usual professionalism and class dealing with the youngsters who aren't enrolled in a hockey program. Trevor hasn't skated much lately, but players like Pat Aubry, Carter Lee, Brian Mahoney-Wilson, and Rick Schofield really helped him out a lot. Even head coach Jim Roque helped him with his skates. Trevor has already stated that he wants to learn more hockey, and I'll probably start taking him skating again, to get ready for next season.

UPDATE: The next day Trevor was on the front page of the Soo Evening News. They did a story on the hockey clinic, and he just happened to be in the right spot. There is also a feature on the Michigan College Hockey Online web page here: