I've gotten the chance to get to know the Velikaya's a lot better over the past few years. It helps a lot that they are a huge hockey family- something that was a major part of my life growing up! I love meeting kids who have a passion for the game, so when I found out both Yulia and Nikita were big fans, I knew it'd be an instant friendship!
Umm.. can you say photogenic and ridiculously cute? It was not very hard to work with this family! We also discovered another favourite location - Cruickshank Park - only minutes from my house...sweet!