Seventeen GA alumni, family and friends gathered in Las Vegas this past weekend for the second hockey alumni road game. Friday saw the players in a very competitive best-of-seven Stanley Cup match. However, with each game going to four goals, it soon turned into a best-of-five match with the white team coming out on top in game five.
The alumni came to Las Vegas from Ohio, California, Colorado, Arizona, Michigan and Washington from classes ranging from 1962-2014. They all returned to see old friends and to share stories of their Gilmour Academy days.
Friday night, the group met at one of Las Vegas' many restaurants where more stories were told and new friendships created. By the time the group headed back to the hotels for the evening, it was clear the weekend was going to be special.
On Saturday, some members of the group stayed by the pool or shopped while others golfed. Dylan Tanous '04 made sure all were safe around the pool while Katelyn Seliskar '07 patrolled Las Vegas Boulevard. Head of School Kathy Kenny met up with a number of local alumni and Carl Fontana '62 spent time with his wife and his son, who had driven up from LA. Meanwhile, at the golf course Trevor Landgraf '10 showed off his golf skills, beating everyone with a score of 81 on a very tough course. Mike Mallak '14 and James Keller '99 played solid, but found themselves in the same lake on a critical hole. Meanwhile Coach Malloy was enjoying everyone’s stories, especially those of Pete Yonan '02 and Shahzad Khan '02.
However, none of the old-time stories could top the best story of the weekend as Mike Wagner '06 got a call from his wife back in CO that their baby had decided to arrive five weeks early. He was able to be there virtually thanks to Facetime technology. With no flights available late Friday night, new dad Mike headed home Saturday morning to meet his new daughter, Maria Elizabeth! Mom and daughter are doing great.
Saturday night, the group met at Gilley’s for a night of great food and conversations. Before the night was over, Trevor Landgraf announced that his family was going to host the next alumni road game in Denver, adding skiing to the mix of activities for the weekend!