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09-27-2013, 12:50 PM
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In Abbotsford Heat News:

Guy Lafleur will be the guest of honour at the Heat home opener! This is apart of the Heat's ongoing Legends of Hockey promotions.

http://www.abbynews.com/sports/heat/news/225253731.html


A story about Brossoit and Wotherspoon and their shared journey up the ranks for the childhood friends.

http://www.abbynews.com/sports/heat/news/225454132.html

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Born 13 days apart in March of 1993 in Surrey, Wotherspoon and Brossoit first got acquainted as second-year atom teammates in the Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association. Turned out, their houses were just five minutes apart, and they quickly became good friends.

Junior hockey pried them apart for a couple years, but they ended up facing each other in the Western Hockey League finals twice – Brossoit's Edmonton Oil Kings winning in 2012, and Wotherspoon's Portland Winterhawks gaining a measure of revenge in 2013.

In the meantime, they were both drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2011 – defenceman Wotherspoon in the second round, goalie Brossoit in the sixth – and they were nearly teammates on Canada's World Junior squad last season (Wotherspoon made it, while Brossoit was a late cut).
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"It's rare," Wotherspoon said, reflecting on the hockey-based kinship between the two.

"It's special for us to go through this awesome career together. It's sometimes hard for guys when you don't know anyone, and you're kind of feeling your way around.

"But when you go into these situations with a guy you grew up with and one of your best friends, it makes everything a lot more comfortable, and it's made this process a lot more fun for both of us. We've loved every part of it."

"We're fortunate to have that," echoed Brossoit, who posted absurdly stingy numbers with the Oil Kings last season – a 2.25 goals against average and .917 save percentage, to go with a 33-8-6 record.

"It's been cool, and we've been enjoying it. And we're going to keep enjoying it."


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