Ten-year-old Ryan Hatfield of the AA Atoms was proud to be the junior ambassador last night at the Thistle Arena.
"The kids at my school go like, 'Oh, you're on the Thistles. I'm gonna try real hard and be a Thistle!' " he said, before leading Kenora onto the ice last night.
For the AAA Midget Thistles, though, it was a bit of a long night, as they were hosting the Winnipeg Thrashers.
After trading goals early in the first, Winnipeg took the momentum in a 6-1 win. Kadin Ilott scored for the Thistles. They play their final game of 20-18 tonight, as they visit Eastman.
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