1- A 6-year-old Ontario boy won the chance to address his favorite hockey team.
2- On Sunday, OHL team Peterborough Petes held their “next-gen” game, where kids sign single-day contracts to see what it’s like to be part of a professional hockey league.
Six-year-old Callan perks, a keen hockey fan, told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday that when his mom told him about the venture to audition for an event, he just “had to win.”
After Peterborough Petes posted Callan’s video online, it racked up more than 55,000 views in just a few days.
He was then selected as a head coach for the Next Gen game.
On Sunday, wearing a suit and tie, Callan, who admits he was slightly nervous, entered the dressing room to give his passionate speech to his hockey idols.
“Hi, this is my speech for tonight,” Collan starts by saying.”Here we go.”
“Legends are made every day, and you could be one of the greats,” Callan says.”we’re going to do whatever it takes to get the win.”
“Get in there. That’s your puck…We won’t let those 67’s get a win in our barn….let’s go!”
“I’ve loved hockey since I was young, so this a dream come true,” Callan said.”When they looked at me, I was just so excited to be giving them a speech and be in that room.”
Callan says he has done several television and radio interviews and even on the U.S breakfast show Good Morning America.
“I couldn’t believe that one speech could become this famous.”Callan said.”I saw myself on T.V I couldn’t believe I could do that.”
While Callan only signed a 1-day contract with the Peterborough Peter, he says his days in professional hockey are far from over.