Eight-year-old Drake Bodnar is the youngest of four brothers who all play hockey, and three of them were at the rec centre he talked about playing in the novice tournament over the weekend.

"It was very good! We won the whole tournament," he said with a grin.

Drake said he was happy he scored three times in the final, and they won 6-3, even though their goalie was sick.

He was also excited, because he was chosen as the junior ambassador for the AAA Midget game in the afternoon. This mean he got to lead his older brother, Reed, onto the ice.

A third brother -- Thistle alumni Colton Bodnar -- was also on hand to watch from the stands, along with their mom, Shelley. A fourth brother, Brandon, is also a Thistle alumni, but he wasn't able to make the trip from Thunder Bay for the game.

 

 

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