This one is a feel good story. Wyatt and Gerry Nelson are from Saskatoon and are die-hard Blades (Western Hockey League) fans, but not your average puck lovers. Gerry is blind and has turned to his son Wyatt to call the games for him in the stands. The NHL’s St. Louis Blues got wind of this and invited the pair down to Tuesday’s playoff game against the Sharks…not only to watch the game, but for Wyatt and Gerry to get to experience life in an NHL broadcast booth.
Here’s an article from News Talk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon:
A playoff hockey game proved to be much more than a sporting event for a father and son from Saskatoon. Tuesday night’s game between the San Jose Sharks and host St. Louis Blues was full of fan support – for Wyatt and his dad Gerry Nelson.
Here in Saskatoon, the pair has become known for the special bond they share through hockey: Gerry, who is blind, brought Wyatt up to be a fan of the hometown Blades. In turn, the 12-year-old provides play-by-play commentary of the games for his father.
Recently, the NHL featured the pair in an emotional spotlight video, which prompted the St. Louis Blues to do something incredible.
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