Photos: Final game of the Northern Lights Tour and home

 

The final stop for the Northern Lights Dream Tour was in the Yukon as the "team" played in Whitehorse on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Chris Phillips, left, and Jordan Tootoo stand over some young hockey players during the opening ceremony for their last game in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday, November 21, 2012 with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.</div>
 

Chris Phillips, left, and Jordan Tootoo stand over some young hockey players during the opening ceremony for their last game in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday, November 21, 2012 with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.

Photograph by: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen

 
<div id="page1">Chris Phillips, left, and Jordan Tootoo stand over some young hockey players during the opening ceremony for their last game in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday, November 21, 2012 with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.</div>
Players Peter Regin, left, Grant Clitsome, centre, and Guillaume Latendresse take in the stark beauty of the Yukon upon arriving at the airport for their last game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Chris Neil signs autographs for kids in the hotel lobby in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
The "team" before their last game in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Chris Phillips and his son Ben, 9, surrounded by the mountains in the Yukon before the game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Jarrett Malchon, left, and  Alex Hanson, 14, centre, from the Whitehorse bantam team, strain to catch a glimpse of some of the pros before the game. Their team was able to suit up and get on the ice in the second period. "It's once in a lifetime," said Hanson. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Jarrett Malchon, left, Alex Hanson, 14, centre, and Liam Webster, from the Whitehorse bantam team, strain to catch a glimpse of some of the pros before the game. Their team was able to suit up and get on the ice in the second period. "It's once in a lifetime," said Hanson.  The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Craig Anderson signs autographs for kids between periods during the final game in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Chris Phillips's young son, Ben, 9, was showing signs of wear and tear at the end of the tour, taking his dad's shoulder between periods. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Even the midget and bantam players got asked for autographs by young fans outside the change rooms. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Sens fans (from left) Andrea, Jessica Pumphrey and Charlotte Aube brave -25 C temperatures outside the arena in Whitehorse to catch the final game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Fans waiting to get into the game in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
People line up in -25 C temperatures for over an hour to get into the sold-out game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Zack Smith during the last game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Zack Smith warms up before the game with some midget players, who were beyond excited to share some ice time with the pros. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Chris Neil shares the bench with the Midget Whitehorse Mustangs during the last game of the tour. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Chris Neil, left, and Marc Methot, playing on opposite teams, chase the puck on during the last game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
A couple of the players pose for pics on ice with the Midget team in Whitehorse before the game. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Ottawa Senators (from left) Zack Smith, Peter Regin and Chris Neil catch some much-needed sleep on the long flights home from the north. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
Ottawa Senators Marc Methot, centre, and goalie Craig Anderson, right, with Guillaume Latendresse behind, catch up on some much-needed sleep after the busy tour on their way home Thursday, November 22, 2012. The Northern Lights Dream Tour wound up Wednesday with a final game in Whitehorse, Yukon, followed by long flights home on Thursday for the players - many with three connections and 15 to 20 hours in the air.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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