Defenceman called up to QMJHL team gets $5,000 Timmy's win, too
|Defenceman Cam McDonald was called up by the Moncton Wildcats and made out like a bandit, winning $5,000 in the annual Tim Hortons giveaway. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)
Cam McDonald parlayed a callup to junior hockey's big leagues into a $5,000 pay day this week.
The 19-year-old defenceman, who plays for the Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Junior Hockey League, was summoned for the Moncton Wildcats' QMJHL game against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan Tuesday night. En route to the arena, McDonald and Moncton forward Mark Tremaine and Ryan Penny stopped for a pre-game coffee at a local Tim Hortons.
Sure enough, when McDonald rolled up the rim -- anyone who's a fan of Timmy's knows about the annual contest, no? -- he found out he'd won a $5,000 pre-paid credit card, one of 100 such prizes given away in the contest.
"I just started jumping around," McDonald told Yahoo! Sports' Sunaya Sapurji. "It was pretty exciting. I had to probably look at it 10 times to really take it in. When I finally clued in I was just showing it to everybody and everyone was coming to look at it.
"(Temaine and Penny) didn't ask for anything. But I'm going to get them something, just so they won't have any grudges against me."
McDonald and the Wildcats went on to win 5-1 but he was sent back to Amherst on Wednesday, a little extra cash in his pocket. How long it lasts is anyone's guess, especially now that his Ramblers teammates have heard about his big win.
"They're all pretty jealous," he said. "My phone hasn't stopped ringing. I've already told them that I'd pay for dinner on wing night."