NEW GLASGOW - The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers had a surprise when they went to the rink on Saturday. The team’s coaches had the players come out to the parking lot of the John Brother MacDonald Stadium where a fire truck was waiting for them.
A long rope was fastened to the truck and the idea was for the team to work together to pull it across the parking lot as a team-building exercise.
“We wanted to do a team event for a while now and we wanted to come up with something that would really mean something,” Assistant Coach Mike Roper said. “We decided we’d go with the theme that it takes everyone working together to accomplish a task.”
Before having the players work together to pull the truck, the coaches asked if anyone thought they could do it alone. One team member tried, but failed to move the truck.
The coaches told them they’re stronger when they work as a team and the players picked up the rope together and moved the truck across the parking lot.
“The quote we decided to go with was ‘pulling on the same rope.’ So, that’s what we actually had them do, pull on the same rope to really translate that,” Roper said. “I think it hit home.”
The fire truck weighed nine tones including water.