Video: PRACTICE | Rembering Gord Downie
WINNIPEG - When Bryan Little left his house this morning, it was a little after nine.
Following practice, when he and fellow Ontarian Ben Chiarot spoke with the media about the impact Canadian icon Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip had on them, the sweet, soulful notes of the '98 classic 'Bobcaygeon' played softly in the background.
Fitting. It is, after all, one of Little's favourite songs.
He, like millions of us, awoke to the news that Downie had passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer.
"Everyone knew it was coming, but it's definitely sad," he said. "Everyone will have their own memories of Gord Downie and The Hip, and I've got a few good ones, so I'll remember them fondly. I definitely listened to them a lot on the ride to the rink this morning."