What started eight years ago as a road trip with several buddies has turned into a hockey fan's dream vacation.
You see, this group of friends and diehard Vancouver Canucks fans have built hockey's answer to the Field of Dreams once a year every year since 2006, and it's just as cool as it sounds.
In a short documentary released on YouTube recently, the young men travel north from Vancouver to Green Lake, B.C. There, they carve out an NHL-sized rink on a frozen lake. It started small, but now the rink includes boards, backstops and even a portable light tower.
“I don’t know how to explain it," Steve Correia, one of the friends, says in the movie, “but it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done."
The guys play eight to ten hours of hockey every day for five freezing days. The frostbite is worth it, they say, for all the fun they have on the ice.
They first filmed their trip in 2011, and the original movie was so popular that they've released a sequel: "Make Hockey Happen: Open Ice."