Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert was a-buzz on Wednesday as youth hockey players took to the Mark Messier and Troy Murray arenas for their afternoon on-ice sessions at the Oilers Hockey School.
A special guest was also in attendance this week as Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit took some time away from family and friends to join in on the activities with the eager, young players.
"My summer's been excellent, it's been long, so I've had a lot of time to catch up with family and friends and get a little relaxing in along with the training," said Brossoit.
In town for the eighth annual hockey school, Brossoit found some time from his busy schedule to join-in on the 4-week program to spend some time and work with the kids.
The 6-foot-3 netminder said he was more than ready to get his skates on and was looking forward to getting involved in the on-ice sessions.
"I've had the itch (to play) for a while now," said Brossoit. "This is the longest summer I've had since my professional career and…the eagerness is there and it's been there for a bit."