What a past few days it’s been.
We arrived in Sidney Crosby’s hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia late Sunday night and spent all of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at his inaugural Hockey School, which wraps up Friday.
After Crosby did his media availability yesterday afternoon, we headed straight to the airport from the ice rink and got back to Pittsburgh late last night. I was sad to go, since it was such an incredible experience getting to see Crosby from a completely different perspective than the one I’m used to.
It was truly awesome to spend time with him in the environment he grew up in; the one he’s most comfortable and (literally) at home in. And going off that, I spent so much time talking to the camp volunteers (many of whom coached or played with him), kids and their parents and it was so enlightening to see how they view him – particularly the people who are also from the area. They’re all so, so proud that Crosby is from their hometown and they feel they couldn’t have a better person to represent them. And it was great to see him give back to them this week.
Since we’ve been on the go nonstop these past few days, I haven’t had a chance to post much. But now that we’re back, I’ll be posting a lot of content from the week. I know how fortunate I am that the team gave me the opportunity to visit Crosby in Cole Harbour, and so my main goal over the next few days is to give Pens fans an insight into what I learned and saw. I hope you enjoy!