It was a very short honeymoon for Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.
Less than 24 hours after getting married to Angela Webber in Kennewick, Wash., on Saturday, Price arrived in Calgary for Team Canada’s Olympic orientation camp, admitting he had hardly any sleep at all.
“I got some on the flight,” Price told Kristen Odland of Postmedia News on Sunday. “I got an opportunity to hang out with my family and friends. You only get married once in your life. It’s definitely time to take an opportunity to enjoy it.
“We definitely had a lot of fun.”
Price added that his new bride is very understanding.
“Which is the reason I married her,” he said. “She understands the situation. She’s just the perfect girl for me.
“Like I said, it’s also a rare opportunity for an individual to go to an event like this. She understands that. She’s American, too, so we’ll have a few jostlings I’m sure about it. She’s definitely 100 per cent behind me.”
After the four-day orientation camp, Price will fly back to Washington, drive to Kelowna and then fly to Montreal in time for the Canadiens’ golf tournament on Sept. 3 at Laval-sur-le-Lac.
Teammate P.K. Subban, who attended Price’s wedding and was on the same flight as the goaltender to Calgary afterwards, tweeted a photo of Price sleeping in the plane, adding: “Bet Carey didn’t think he would be spending his honey moon with me!”
Subban also retweeted a note from Price’s new bride: “Such an amazing day,” Angela wrote, “thank you for all the kind words. We are so blessed!”
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(Gazette file photo/Dave Sidaway)