Even before the Stanley Cup Champion is awarded, Flyers PK specialist Darroll Powe is getting ready to go back to work.
Powe was seen at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone today to check in and get ready to start a summer work out after taking the month off to enjoy rest and relaxation, but as it turned out it’s been anything but so far.
|Darroll Powe seen with kids at a Princeton University 'Hockey Players 4 Kids' event. (photo courtesy: www.HP4K.org) |
“I’ve just been bouncing around and visiting some family and friends. I’ve already been to a couple weddings and it’s been pretty busy actually in the last couple of weeks. Now I’m starting to get back into working out and getting back to business.”
Now before you think its been too hectic, the native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan did take a week for himself and travel to Costa Rica where he and girlfriend Denise relaxed on the beach, went scuba diving and even did zip-line sight seeing.
The highlight of Powe’s summer could come from, of all things, hockey.
“The big one is coming up next week is in Niagara Falls,” said Powe. “It’s a charity hockey game for an organization that me and a few buddies from Princeton started. It’s called ‘Hockey Players for Kids’ and we’re basically just putting on a hockey game with all of the proceeds benefitting charity.”
Hockey Players for Kids is an all-volunteer organization, harnessing the leadership and enthusiasm of exceptional people playing professional hockey in communities throughout the world and positively impacting the lives of children.
Powe spent four years playing hockey at Princeton University (2003-07) before joining the Flyers organization.
A restricted free agent starting July 1, Powe spent two seasons with the Phantoms, while they were in Philadelphia, before making the jump to the big club full time in the 2008-09 season.
Of course being a professional hockey player, we couldn’t help but ask about tonight’s rare Game Seven in the Stanley Cup Final.
“Well I haven’t followed it too close, but I’ve watched a few games here and there. It’s been some good hockey, but at times it’s hard to watch considering where we were last year,” said Powe. “I’m going to stay away from any predictions. I just want to sit back and watch a good hockey game.”