By Lindsay Kramer
Stockton Thunder coach Matt Thomas got the best combo platter on Tim Horton’s menu one day last summer in Mississauga, Ontario.
A drink, donut and hockey player all for a few bucks.
Thomas was meeting with rookie free-agent Chris D’Alvise. D’Alvise, a forward out of Clarkson, was looking for a job, but had leanings toward staying closer to home. Thomas, who, like D’Alvise, is from Mississauga, saw game-breaking potential in the player and filled him in on the fun to be had out west.