By Lindsay Kramer
Head out to play hockey in that beautiful part of British Columbia, he was told, and you won’t need a round-trip ticket. “When I first came out here I had friends who said, ‘you guys won’t come back,'” Goldie said. “You start wondering, what’s so special about here? Then you get out here and realize it’s a beautiful place.” The area’s bountiful wonders, from mountain ranges to lakes, have captivated Goldie, his wife and three children to the extent that the family makes it their year-round home. But attraction works best when it goes both ways. And Goldie, 30, has done more than enough to make local hockey fans glad he’s become a landmark there.