Hockey player saves a game and a kayaker
On New Year’s Day a capsized kayaker was saved by a member of the Winterhawks hockey team of Portland, Oregon. Taylor Peters was finishing dinner with his Portland host family at their riverside home when they heard shouts coming from the opposite bank of the Willamette River. He and one of his hosts quickly got aboard the family’s two kayaks and paddled across the river. There they found one kayaker out of the water after the capsize of his double. His paddling partner was still in the river. Peters was able to locate the second man by looking for the shadow of his head interrupting the reflections of the city lights that streaked across the river. The swimmer cold but was able to hold on to Peters’ kayak and be towed to a dock where the Coast Guard took care of the two chilled paddlers.
Two days later he scored a game-winning goal in overtime.
Thanks to Moulton Avery for bringing this story to our attention and to NWCN.com for their report.