Matt Cullen's Cully's kids celebrity weekend hit the fairways todayFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Matt Cullen's Cully's kids celebrity weekend hit the fairways today for the annual golf tournament.
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Matt Cullen's Cully's kids celebrity weekend hit the fairways today for the annual golf tournament.
It's an event that always brings out some of the top hockey players from the area and I caught up with one of them moments ago outside the Oxbow Country Club.
Here with Former Moorhead Spud and former UND standout Chris VandeVelde. Just finished your 3rd year as a pro in the Edmonton organization. You had a 20-point season with Oklahoma City in the AHL, and now you're a free agent. What does the future hold for you?
Chris Vandevelde- NHL Free Agent- Moorhead Native: "My agent has been in some work with some teams, but I'm not quite sure yet. I'm just playing the waiting game. Hopefully, we get something figured out sooner than later."
How different is this for you, going into a summer and not knowing what lies ahead?
Definitely different, the last three summers I've known that I'm going back
to Edmonton or Oklahoma or between the two. It's definitely different. It's a new opportunity and I'm looking fowrad to it.
The place where you play Oklahoma City was hit by those devastating tornadoes, what was it like being part of a community that had to rally around each other?
That's definitely a scary event and I think the whole Oklahoma city did a great job, obviously it's terrible to see that. The whole town of Moore basically get destroyed. But, I think they're recovering well and they'll jump back.
It will be the first time in a long time that your alma mater UND doesn't play the Gophers. It's going to be tough to see that go away isn't it?
Vandevelde: "It will definitely be different. That rivalry was always fun to get up for and the fans liked it as well. It's kind of a loss from that standpoint, but I guess college hockey just had to change their regions around. It will be different, but they'll adjust."