Friday night as the Lethbridge Hurricanes took to the ice, it was a bit of a different feeling for the team.
In June, Jordy Bellerive, Ryan Vandervlis and former teammate Matt Alfaro were all involved in a fire accident where Ryan Vandervlis saw the worst burns on his body.
This year as the Hurricanes took the ice, each member of the team put on a special warm up jersey for Ryan, but what happened during the team introductions will always be remembered. The team honoured Ryan by bringing him out to drop the ceremonial first puck of the season. If you want to watch the highlights of the opening ceremony, click below.