- Have you ever spent 31 straight hours awake? Kelowna Rockets Jamie Benn, Tyler Myers and athletic therapist Jeff Thorburn have after winning gold for Canada at the world junior hockey championships. Not only did they celebrate into the wee hours of the morning but they then spent a long day flying from Ottawa to Kelowna. The three, including Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton, were stuck in Calgary the majority of the day after a snow storm in Kelowna kept them from landing. The plane, originally scheduled to land at 10:30 am, didn't land in Kelowna until 10:12 pm Tuesday night.
- The three were greeted at the airport by teammates, coaches, management and a handful of fans. All three had big smiles on their faces despite the ordeal of a long day of travel. All three were wearing their gold medals proudly. For those unable to make it to the airport to welcome them home, they get the chance Wednesday night as the Rockets host the Seattle Thunderbirds. Myers and Benn will be in the lineup while Thorburn will be treating the various ailments as he resumes his duties behind the bench.
A pic of Jamie Benn's medal. Nothing looks better than gold.
Here is the video of three gold medalists entering Kelowna International Airport. The trio were accompanied by GM Bruce Hamilton.