Friday, March 5, 2010

Haley Irwin receives heroes welcome

Thunder Bays' Haley Irwin is back home. The Olympic gold medal winning member of the Canadian womens' hockey team arrived to the cheers of over 100 people at the Thunder Bay Airport on Friday. Irwin says she was overwhelmed by the support of her fans. She says she expected family and media to greet her, but instead she was given a heroes welcome by all sorts of local supporters, and in some cases school children who skipped classes to be there. Irwin says she'll be taking a few months to rest before playing competitive hockey again.