By Allan Muir
When you're a little kid, a chance to meet major-league mascot is kind of a big deal. So when Harvey the Hound, the Flames' legendary slack-tongued ambassador of goodwill, failed to show as scheduled at a mite game in Black Diamond, Alberta, many tears were shed.
Crying tots aren't exactly the sort of PR that Calgary is looking for when the team books Harvey for events, so the Flames realized they had to do something special to make things right for the young players.
Their plan started with an appearance by Harvey at the rink in Black Diamond the following week, but then they took it up a notch. Or two.
Take a look at this video and imagine being one of these kids.
Well done, fellas.