Long Journey Worth It For Sloan

By Corey Masisa
The Washington Times

Tyler Sloan ‘s father, Fred, drove 36 hours from the family’s home in Calgary, Alberta, to Hershey, Pa., to spend a few days watching his son play in the American Hockey League.

As it turned out, Fred Sloan had to leave his car in Hershey and take an emergency flight home – and he probably couldn’t be happier about it. His son was called up by the Washington Capitals and will make his NHL debut Tuesday night in Calgary against the Flames.

“I didn’t think it would be this soon that I would get the call-up, but I’m ecstatic, and to get to play in Calgary is incredible,” Tyler Sloan said after practice Monday. “To get this opportunity and be in Calgary – it is [like a] storybook.”

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