My 2 kids are very upset with the Avalanche and Nathan MacKinnon. I enrolled my kids on Saturday the 19th for equipment classes with CCM at Arapahoe Rink. Kids loved that part of the experience and were run great, and the 2nd part which my kids were excited about was meeting Nathan MacKinnon at Monkey Sports.
When we got to Monkey Sports the kids got to hit pucks into a net, then all the kids were allowed to go into Monkey Sports to meet Nathan MacKinnon, but unfortunately that was not case. Both of kids got to take a group photo with him, but after that Nathan MacKinnon refused to sign autographs, or maybe his manager advised him he could not. In any case my kids were very disappointed, because it is their favorite player. Instead Monkey Sports only drew 6 names of kids to get a lucky autograph with Nathan which I believe was very unfair. My kids registered for the CCM equipment classes, thinking that they would get something signed by Nathan.
Worst part about this is, at the end of the session a lot of kids and my kids were waiting by the front door at Monkey Sports hoping to get autograph, but all the kids were disappointed again because his manager told everybody he went out the back door of Monkey Sports.
Very disappointed that my kids could not get 1 card signed or their jersey signed by their favorite player. I'm upset that this is the way the Avalanche organization would want to be represented. Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche let my kids down, and I don't think my kids will ever have this good of chance again at getting their favorite players autograph.
I hope someone reads this and it is seen by the organization. Just not my kids, but all the kids were very disappointed in this experience on Saturday at Monkey Sports.