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from the CP at CP24,
The 48th Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band is ready for one of the oldest traditions in the NHL.
Master warrant officers Iain Lang and Chris Reesor will lead the group on to the ice on Saturday before the Toronto Maple Leafs' home opener against the Ottawa Senators as part of a ceremony that's over 80 years old.
"There's a few jobs every year that everybody enjoys doing and it's definitely one of the ones on the top, that people anticipate throughout the year," said Lang, the band's musical director and pipe major.
Although it's a much-anticipated and high-profile event, nerves are rarely an issue for the band, which is a mix of active members of the 48th Highlanders, retirees from the Canadian Forces, as well as police officers and other emergency personnel.
continued and below watch them in action at the Leafs' home opener in 2009... Continue reading "The 48th Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band Ready Fo...
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