Hi Canucks fans! Troy Stecher here, writing to you from Penticton, BC, where we'll be for the next five days playing in the 2016 Young Stars Tournament. We just got back to the hotel after our first team practice; it was a tough skate, but nice to be back on the ice.
I'm quite familiar with Penticton and the South Okanagan Events Centre having lived here and played for the Vees for three seasons (2010-2013). Returning to this rink is quite special and it's exciting to be back in that change room, sitting in the same stall I used three years ago. I actually signed the bottom side of the bench seat after my last game for the Vees and I checked today and it's still there. They did a lot for me here, I came in at 16, pretty young, and matured a lot, then I moved on to the next level. I give a lot of credit to Fred Harbinson and this organization.