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Getzlaf, Gibson meet cast from 'Mighty Ducks' movie on Long Island

Anaheim players spent time with actors after game against Islanders

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Ducks fly together, which is why the Anaheim Ducks were happy to have some honorary fowl supporting them at their game on Long Island on Sunday.

Ryan Getzlaf and John Gibson met with the actors from the 1990s movie series, including those who played Adam Banks and Julie "The Cat" Gaffney, who were at Nassau Coliseum to support the NHL's Ducks in their game against the New York Islanders.

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: Some mighty great people joined us at today���s game!Some of your favorite Mighty Ducks visited us on Long Island and met a few of our guys after the game. #LetsGoDucks��� ��� pic.twitter.com/xFsggnYe8v

Kenan Thompson, of "Saturday Night Live" fame but who also played Russ Tyler in "D2," joined Danny Tamberelli (Tommy Duncan), Vincent LaRusso (Banks), Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine (Gaffney) and Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine) in personalized Ducks alternate jerseys at the game. 

Aside from attending the game, the actors also laced up their skates and donned old-style Might Ducks uniforms. Fortunately, Tamberelli's wife Katelyn Detweiler captured some behind-the-scenes footage of the on-ice portion of the reunion, which Tamberelli shared on Instagram.

Instagram from @dannytamberelli: What a sweet day!! Thanks to the @anaheimducks for a great day reliving my #mightyducks season with some old friends! Photo cred by my lovely wife @katelyndetweiler

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