Mike Smith Visits Verona

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

  A HOMECOMING FOR A LOCAL HOCKEY HERO TODAY.

A HOMECOMING FOR A LOCAL HOCKEY HERO TODAY.
STUDENTS AT PRINCE CHARLES PUBLIC SCHOOL IN VERONA MET A GOLD MEDAL VISITOR.
NEWSWATCH’S CHRIS WIGGINS HAS MORE.
IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO WHEN CANADIANS WERE CELEBRATING LOUD AND PROUD… AS OUR TEAMS STRUCK GOLD ON THE ICE IN SOCHI.

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THIS RELAY FOR LIFE ASSEMBLY QUICKLY TURNED INTO A GIANT SURPRISE FOR THE CHILDREN AT PRINCE CHARLES PUBLIC SCHOOL.
PHOENIX COYOTES GOALTENDER AND VERONA NATIVE MIKE SMITH STOPPED BY HIS OLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIS AFTERNOON.

Mike Smith:
“Got to go over to Sochi and bring back the gold medal and then come back and show it off to the kids and they were pretty excited to see me come in today so it was awesome.”

SMITH WAS KIND ENOUGH TO POSE FOR PICTURES, SIGN SOME AUTOGRAPHS AND EVEN PASS AROUND HIS GOLD MEDAL.

Student:
“It was a really great experience especially with him knowing, you knowing that he was in the same class rooms, walking down the same halls as you. It’s just surreal knowing that he won a gold medal, went to the Olympics even.”
Teacher:
“It’s quite the experience to have such a famous person come from our school.”

SMITH BROUGHT A PICTURE OF HIMSELF — AS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM — THAT WILL HANG IN THE HALLS THAT HE ONCE WALKED THROUGH.
THANKING THE SCHOOL FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Chris Wiggins:
“Smith has paid visits to his former elementary school a number of times in the past but the enthusiasm and excitement from the children at Prince Charles Public School never seems to change. Something Mike doesn’t take for granted.”

Mike Smith:
“It”s amazing, this school has done an unbelievable job of showing their support towards me and the team that I have been apart of so it’s always awesome to come back here and give back and this time to show the gold medal off and to get some pictures with the kids.”

SPEAKING TO THE STUDENTS, SMITH STRESSED THAT BEING FROM A SMALL COMMUNITY DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T DREAM BIG.

Student:
“It makes me believe that I can really do something with great in a soccer career. I could one day make it to the Olympics, win a gold medal, do anything really.”

FOR THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION, ONE GOAL STILL ELUDES HIM — TO HOIST THE STANLEY CUP.
IF AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS… YOU CAN BET HE’LL BE EAGER TO SHOW OFF ANOTHER PIECE OF HARDWARE AT HIS FORMER SCHOOL.
CHRIS WIGGINS, CKWS NEWSWATCH, VERONA.

 

 

 

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