Former NHL All-Star Joe Sakic picked a good spot for his first career hole-in-one — a $1 million two-hopper into the cup on the waterfront par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.
"That's a shot you never imagine hitting," said Sakic, a native of Burnaby, B.C., who won two Stanley Cups and an MVP trophy with the Colorado Avalanche. "I've never even been close before."
Not an NHL story, but there is a guy who will be inline skating halfway across Canada...
When Mark DeMontis was a little boy he wanted to grow up to be a professional hockey player.
He played Triple-A hockey and was offered an NCAA hockey scholarship in the States. But when DeMontis was just 17, he lost much of his eyesight due to a rare condition, Leber's Optic Neuropathy.
Now 24, DeMontis, founder of the charity Courage Canada, is prepping to inline-skate from Halifax to Weston, Ontario, in support of learn-to-skate programs and hockey events for the visually impaired.
Hope those who were able to go, had fun meeting Matt Duchene on Saturday.