ST. CATHARINES, Ontario -- It's a warm summer day 45 minutes south of Toronto. It's mid-August, but as is always the case in Canada, hockey is in the air.
Inside the Seymour-Hannah Sportsplex, the game's sounds are overwhelming. Operating for the 35th time, this is the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School, started in 1982 by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau.
More than three decades later, Boudreau is still around. You can catch him mixing Gatorade for the kids or mopping the floor after a spill. He works the arena lobby like a politician, shaking hands and telling stories.