Flames prospect Ruzicka feeling love from home as he logs NHL debut

The Calgary Flames’ Adam Ruzicka during the Battle of Alberta prospects game in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Edmonton Oilers on Sept. 10, 2019.

Think of this as the proud-parent version of the pre-game nap.

Calgary Flames call-up Adam Ruzicka realized a longtime dream Sunday, logging his NHL debut in a late date against the Canucks in Vancouver.

As the Flames wrapped their morning skate on the West Coast, Ruzicka was still waiting for word from the coaching staff on whether he’d be in the lineup.

Back home in Slovakia, his mother and father — Iveta and Eduard — were also standing by for confirmation, ready to set an early alarm so they wouldn’t miss a minute of the action.

“It’s going to be about three in the morning,” Ruzicka said. “I wish that my parents could be here to watch it, but I think they’re going to watch it back home on TV. If I go in, I know they’re really proud of me and what I’ve accomplished.”

Indeed, Iveta and Eduard must have been beaming in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Source : calgarysun.com

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