This past Thursday, the band had the opportunity to participate in one of our summer’s most unique experiences in the small town of Yorkton Saskatchewan. Like bands, comedians and tree planters, every summer Lord Stanley hits the road and visits the hometown (or location of choice) of every current Stanley Cup Champion. This year, that tour meant a trip to Yorkton, where Jarret Stoll held a party for his community. We were lucky enough to provide the soundtrack for the night.
Full disclosure would require us to mention that we aren’t natural LA King’s fans- that said, we are happy to root for anyone playing against the team that popularized the neutral zone trap. We had a blast playing some tunes and hanging out in Yorkton. Jarret and Lord Stanley himself even joined us onstage for a cover of Dancing in the Dark. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to celebrate Jarret’s victory with the entire community and was a night we will not soon forget.
Aside from petitioning professional athletes for open tryouts (Tim thinks he can challenge Jonathan Quick for the starting goalie job in LA), we have a lot of non-hockey related goings on in the next little while. We are playing at the CNE in Toronto on August 29th and hit the road shortly afterwards to play a run of college and university shows in Western Canada. We also have a special new music related announcement coming later this week, so pick you online weapon of choice and check Arkells.ca/Facebook or Twitter for all the info.