Ice hockey is usually considered to be among the roughest and most violent sports, and with some justification. However, the heartwarming moment captured in this video shows an awesome display of sportsmanship involving two Canadian children.
Mike Zegil was filming the Gore Bay tyke hockey team game in their home arena at Manitoulin Island, Ontario, with his youngest daughter, four-year-old Amara, playing for the host team. And he captured a heartwarming episode when an opponent (Arabella) found herself on the ice and unable to get back on her skates — Amara skated over and lent a helping hand.
The two players, both wearing No 12, then skated side-by-side as they chased the puck with their teammates. Thanks to her display of sportsmanship, Amara was named her team’s player of the game.
Proud father Mike said:
Amara is the smallest player on the team. She is quick to tell you that she is No 12 and actually plays in games, not just practices. Depending on the arena she is playing in, she cannot watch the game because she can’t see over the boards. She sometimes has to be lifted onto the ice. But you can hear her cheer from anywhere in any arena.
Needless to say, the video has gone viral since being uploaded. Here it is, enjoy!
1. Amara (right) extends a hand to help her opponent, Arabella, get back on her ice skates.
2. Mike Zegil captured the moment while his daughter was playing with the Gore Bay tyke hockey team.
3. Arabella, one of the smallest players on the ice, was unable to get back onto her skates after falling.
4. The heart-warming video quickly went viral.
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