By Terry Jones
Canoe – Slam! Sports
EDMONTON, Alberta – Ross MacIntyre was back home on the farm outside Brock, Saskatchewan, yesterday, feeling a little like he’d just returned to Kansas from Oz.
“That was pretty surreal,” Steve McIntyre’s dad said of the weekend in Edmonton.
“To go to your first NHL game and watch your son play for his favourite team as a kid, in the arena where he always dreamed of playing, on Hockey Night in Canada yet, and do what he did was pretty amazing.
“To have that many people jumping and screaming for your son, that was kind of neat.”
Steve MacIntyre was such a huge hit with his game-changing crunching check on Calgary’s Dustin Boyd and subsequent pounding of Brandon Proust which led to an Oilers win over the Flames, it turned into a night to treasure forever – no matter what happens in his career.