Flames equipment staff work overtime for biggest road trip of the season — China

Toronto Sun
Flames equipment staff work overtime for biggest road trip of the season — China
Flames equipment staff work overtime for biggest road trip of the season — China

Over the last few days, the Calgary Flames equipment staff has loaded nearly 7,000 pounds of luggage onto a plane bound for Shenzhen, China. Sticks. Skate sharpening equipment. Running shoes. Natural peanut butter. Gatorade. Pucks. Hair gel. A pile of O.R.G. China Games-specific apparel that needs to be visible on players, coaches and staff. Adaptors to fit in Chinese power outlets. It's enough to cause more than a few sleepless nights for head equipment manager Mark DePasquale who, despite a resume that includes World Championships in Denmark, St. Petersburg, and Minsk, has never prepared for a road trip quite like this one before. “The last two nights, I've woken up at 4 a.m., anxious and wondering

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