Photos: Northern Lights Dream Tour (Day Two)

 

Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. on Monday, November 19, 2012. After playing the first of three charity games at the Yellowknife Multiplex on Sunday, they jumped aboard a hunter green Buffalo Air Douglas DC-3 built in 1942. The rustic plane actually flew over Normandy during the Second World War and is regularly featured in the Ice Pilots TV series, which airs on the History Channel.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa native Grant Clitsome, who now plays for Winnipeg, jokes around from the cockpit of a WWII plane in the hangar at Buffalo Airways.</div>
 

Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa native Grant Clitsome, who now plays for Winnipeg, jokes around from the cockpit of a WWII plane in the hangar at Buffalo Airways.

Photograph by: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen

 
<div id="page1">Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa native Grant Clitsome, who now plays for Winnipeg, jokes around from the cockpit of a WWII plane in the hangar at Buffalo Airways.</div>
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife, N.W.T. on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline. An overview of Yellowknife, NWT.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa Senator Guillaume Latendresse gets off the bus en route to Deline, N.W.T., Monday morning.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Player Peter Regin helps load bags into a bus bound for the airport for the next leg of the trip in the remote village of Deline.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa Senator Chris Phillips takes pictures of his son in a vintage plane at Buffalo Airways in Yellowknife, where the TV show, Ice Pilots is shot.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Chris Phillips' son, Ben, 9, gets a bird's eye view from the cockpit of a vintage WWII plane at Buffalo Airways before leaving for the remote native community of Deline.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Former NHLer Jordan Tootoo, right, shares a laugh with Buffalo Airways engineer, Chuck Adams in the hangar before leaving for the remote native community of Deline.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Players Jordan Tootoo, left, and Chris Neil, right, stop for a picture with Buffalo Airways GM Mikey McBryan, second from right, and engineer Chuck Adams - both of whom are featured in the TV show Ice Pilots as Winnipeg Jets player, Grant Clitsome, peeks out from a WWII plane.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. In a bit of a role reversal, Chris Phillips (with his young son, Ben, 9) gets an autograph from Bill Erasmus, President of the Dene nation.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. The last of the crew board the vintage plane for the two and a half hour flight north to Deline - population 500 or so.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. On board, some of the boys (including Zack Smith, left, and Marc Methot) get into the spirit of the vintage aircraft, donning matching  pilot's hats for the ride.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. On board, some of the boys (including Zack Smith, left,  and Marc Methot) get into the spirit of the vintage aircraft, donning matching  pilot's hats for the ride.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. On board, some of the boys (including Zack Smith, left, and Marc Methot) get into the spirit of the vintage aircraft, donning matching  pilot's hats for the ride.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Ottawa native and Winnipeg Jets player Grant Clitsome checks out the spectacular view of a the world's fifth largest lake below while en route to Deline.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T.  Players (from left) Chris Neil, Marc Methot, Craig Anderson and Chris Phillips (with his son, Ben) seemed genuinely curious and excited about travelling on the vintage aircraft to Deline on Monday, November 19, 2012.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Chris Neil, right, gets a laugh from Zack Smith and Marc Methot, centre, wearing matching pilots hats en route to Deline in the vintage aircraft.
Day Two of the Northern Lights Dream Tour, which saw players leaving Yellowknife on a 1942 DC 3 (used in WWII over Normandy) for hunting and fishing in Deline, N.W.T. Dressed for the freezing north, the players arrive at the Grey Goose Lodge in Deline Monday, November 19, 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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