On the eve of Hockey Day in Canada, all the NHL Alumni, players, coaches and fans gathered for a huge community banquet at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse.
Complete with a lavish dinner, can-can dancers, a silent auction and all kinds of hockey folks you’ll instantly recognize, it was a pretty special night celebrating our nation’s game.
Scott Morrison was the emcee with all kinds of special guests, including Ron MacLean and a pretty over the top entrance by Don Cherry:
A final highlight of the evening was NHL alumnus Reggie Leech bringing the Stanley Cup around the room, visiting all the tables along the way:
Everyone was in great spirits and stayed out pretty late celebrating Hockey Day in Canada and festivities continued throughout the night. I heard over breakfast that Pat Quinn took the Stanley Cup to the hotel bar after the banquet… too bad I missed that!
Stay tuned to CBC all day for 3 NHL games (with all 6 Canadian teams) and live hits from Whitehorse throughout Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.
John Biehler is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveller. You can find him on Twitter and at johnbiehler.com where he discusses photography and all sorts of technology. All photos in this post were taken by John.