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NHL Star Invites People To Play Hockey On Twitter, Gets A Huge Turnout

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Julian Sonny

The NHL lockout didn’t stop one player from getting in some ice time even if it meant going to his Twitter account to round up a few players.

Montreal Canadians defenseman Josh Gorges did just that and — after tweeting that he was scratching together a pick-up hockey game in the Verdun section of the city — the outdoor rink filled up with players of all ages and skill levels hoping to get a chance to skate with the NHL star.

The 28-year-old Gorges’ open invitation to his followers on the social network made Wednesday’s Boxing Day holiday extra special to a lot of NHL-hungry fans.

If the skate reminded him of casual pond hockey games in the past, the jeans and parka clad Gorges didn’t seem to mind.

“I haven’t played outdoors in a long time,” Gorges told reporters.  “But I figured we’ve got some time  and I’ve got nothing else to do.”

Gorges had been hinting about the upcoming game in messages sent out to his 23,000 followers on Twitter.  A few hours before the impromptu game, he joked that he might be slower than usual because of a big Christmas dinner the night before.

The NHL lockout is in its 103rd day.

At least one hockey star remembered his roots. Way to go, eh.

Austin Arrieta | Elite.

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Julian Sonny

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