“That was something that was kind of frustrating for me during the season, to see him not getting the ice time that I know he deserved,” Weekes said. “But God works in mysterious ways, as we all know. Sometimes it’s a bigger plan than we understand or even accept in the moment.”
That all became a distant memory as Ward sat in the locker room Wednesday night. Knuble walked over and interrupted his media scrum to plunk the game-winning puck into his hands. Ward’s face lit up with a priceless smile.
“I’ll just carry it home,” Ward said, “I don’t know, put it somewhere next to my bed for a minute just to embrace this and enjoy this and then keep it moving, hopefully get more.”
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