To say Brenton Demko is a proud father would be an understatement.
Brenton flew all the way from California on a red eye Saturday night to watch his son and Comets goalie, Thatcher, compete in the AHL All-Star Classic.
This is actually the first time he's had the chance to see Thatcher play at The AUD this year because the previous two times Brenton scheduled a visit to Utica, his son was recalled by the Vancouver Canucks.
Not only did Brenton finally get to see Thatcher play, but he had the opportunity to watch his son represent the Comets on one of the biggest stages in the AHL in his home arena.
"It's just one of those father-son moments, where when I got in this morning I went over to his place, said Brenton Demko. "We were sitting on the couch and I was just like 'dude, can you believe you're in the All-Star game right now?' And just some of the other goalies that are here like, Linus Ullmark and the guy from Milwaukee (Anders) Lindbach.
I mean these are guys that have had NHL time, things that Thatch and I had followed when he was younger and now he's on the same ice and competing with these guys. It's kind of cool.
"I saw the smile on his face, I told him to come down to the front there and he jumped over the boards and it was cool to get a picture with him," added Thatcher. "It's got to be the coolest part is having him here. It's an achievement for him as much as it is for me. He's done so much for me and you know obviously I wouldn't be here without him."
Such a special moment between father and son. Listen to the full interview with Brenton Demko here.