Greg Wheaton

Greg Wheaton

Colin and the Canucks

A young Nelson hockey player has won Every Kids Dream.

A young Nelson hockey player has won Every Kids Dream.

Colin Cockburn’s mom Wendy entered his name in the Every Kid’s Dream contest at Save-On-Foods, which had the grand prize of skating with the Vancouver Canucks, standing on the blueline with the team during the national anthem, meeting the players, two tickets to the game and $500 spending money.

Even though Colin is a boy of few words, the joy was obvious in his smile.

“I was pretty excited,” he said.

Instead of jumping or screaming with joy, Wendy said Colin couldn’t believe he’d actually won.

The 12-year-old has been watching the Canucks for the last five years and said they’re his favourite team because they’re from BC.

“I can’t wait to meet Ryan Kesler. He’s my favourite player,” said Colin.

Getting to skate with NHL players is any hockey player’s dream and it’s one that Colin is really excited about.

“I am really looking forward to skating with them,” he said.

After skating with the players and standing with them during the anthem, Colin will head to the stands to watch the Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators.

He’s confident his team will win.

Colin heads to Vancouver this weekend to enjoy his prize.