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Joe Colborne shares a little love with Camrose Kodiaks

Joe Colborne. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

Joe Colborne. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:49 PM ET

Joe Colborne doesn’t need a key to get into this northern Alberta city.

But he’s got one just in case.

The Calgary Flames forward was handed a key to the city by Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer during the Olympic break.

It will be a centre-piece of Colborne’s new Calgary home.

“I’m just about to move into my new place so I’m sure that will be front and centre somewhere,” Colborne said. “It’s such a cool spot and point of pride to me to say I played for the (AJHL’s Camrose) Kodiaks.

“It was two of the biggest years of my life both in hockey and as a human being.”

Of course, the Kodiaks — the AJHL team Colborne played for during his junior days — also rolled out the red carpet.

The Kodiaks retired his No. 12 last week in a full-day of celebrations.

While most NHLers used the Olympic break to head to warmer climates, Colborne was only too happy to curb his vacation plans to take in the festivities.


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