Recently we asked Predators players to write in and tell us how they are spending their summer months. Here are responses from goaltender Chris Mason and defensemen Dan Hamhuis and Shea Weber
. All three are spending time in Western Canada, and family time and boating are among the favorite activities.
After the World Championships I flew back to Nashville, tied up some loose ends, and then loaded up the truck for my annual drive back to Red Deer, Alberta, which I do enjoy. It's a good chance to wind down from the season, although near the end of the trip you tend to go a little crazy being in the car that long alone. Plus I couldn't wait to see my wife and daughter. Three weeks away from them was way too long. When I got back I took it easy for a few days and basically did nothing but play with my daughter, Avery. I started training and got together with our family and friends. I just recently worked at a Hockey Canada camp for elite goalies in Calgary, which was a fun experience. We are planning to take a small vacation but at this time we don't know where we would like to go. It doesn't take long for me to miss playing hockey so I am really looking forward to getting on the ice full-time again. We also miss Nashville and plan to come back in early August. That's about it. Not too exciting but that's summer for me.
My wife and I are living in Smithers, British Columbia for the summer. We live on the lake so we have been boating as well as mountain biking. At the end of June we are going to an island off the west coast of B.C. for a four-day fishing trip. After that we plan to visit my sister-in-law in Calgary for a week.
I'm at home in Kelowna, B.C. right now relaxing and visiting family and friends. I've also been enjoying the weather, going to the beach and doing some boating.
For more summer postcards from Predators players, see the July issue of the Sabertooth Times
, which will be arriving in season ticketholders' mailboxes in the next couple of weeks.