Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
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Tyler Seguin was signing autographs with the Stanley Cup on Sunday morning at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton. Tyler was born raised in Brampton.
It was next to impossible to get a good picture of Tyler. Police were circulating and constantly in the way. You had to sit in line for an hour to get a pic. We didn't arrive early enough and decided it was pointless lining up as he had to leave and the lineup was still long. They started taking 10 person group shots only in the last half hour to get everybody a chance to have a pic with him.
My public pics follow.
I updated all the OHL rosters on Talk-Sports.
My entire family and any friends who wanted a free ticket went the Brampton Battalion home opener on September 24th.
I got 300 free tickets courtesy Rogers TV to hand out. Total attendance was below 3000, so I was personally responsible for 10% of the tickets.
The Battalion lost the game 5-1 to the Erie Otters.
During the 1st intermission, my son participated in an ice contest. That's him in the white jacket getting ready.
Here's the vid of my son doing play-by-play on the ice. The contest.
Here's my son in a competition during the 1st intermission of this year's Brampton Battalion home opener. He got the loudest cheer, but that's likely because I gave out 300 tickets to the game.
He did a great job. They originally asked one of my son's friends, but he was too afraid. I told my son to step up and he jumped at the chance.
Possibly Cody Hodgson's last salute to the fans of the Brampton Battalion. He was 3rd star in the fourth game of the Colts sweep of the Battalion.
This summer, I'm going to the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. We are parking in the infield RV parking on turn 4. We'll leave Brampton at noon on Sunday June 28th and return July 11th. We'll likely stop by Hersheypark on the return trip. Here's the racing schedule that weekend. It's gonna be awesome!
Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola Schedule
Thursday, July 2
2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
4 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
5:30 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
6:35 p.m. – 8 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
Friday, July 3
1:05 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying (all positions)
4:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying (all positions)
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session (Sprint FANZONE)
8 p.m. Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race (120 laps, 250 miles)
Saturday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Grand-Am Rolex Series practice
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Grand-Am Daytona Prototype qualifying
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Grand-Am GT class qualifying
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Grand-Am final practice
2 p.m. Brumos Porsche 250 Grand-Am Rolex Series race (70 laps, 250 miles or 2 ½ hours)
8 p.m. 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (160 laps, 400 miles)
The lineup to get into the Battalion v St Mikes game last night went from the arena, to the sidewalk, down the street a block and around the corner. Oddly, there was only 3,800 at the game. Which is a lot of Mississauga, but obviously more than they are prepared to handle. We arrived about 40 minutes early, which is usually very early for an OHL game, but had to lineup around the corner.
It was a great game with Brampton winning 3-2 and taking the series in 6 games. The video is of the 3 stars (volume is noisy).
We just updated all the OHL rosters for the 2008-09 season.