The Arizona Trip

Week two of filming Pixelated Heroes

We are on the road again!

Just before we left to Saskatoon my buddy and Camara Guy Kaetyn asked me if I wanted to join him on a trip to Arizona to visit his folks and see the Mecca of Automobile Auctions, Barrett Jackson! I of course said yes and started thinking about content we can film while we where there..

After the amazing time Saskatoon (see pervious blog post) and no sleep for a couple days we start driving back to Calgary. The online player from California named angryjay93 had to be at the Calgary Airport early in the afternoon

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This is me showing angryjay93 the best part about Canada… KETCHUP CHIPS! 

While rushing back I get a call from my buddy JM in the Yukon with some great news, he landed me an interview with his buddy and Arizona Coyotes tough guy BJ Crombeen!

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We fly to Phoenix the next day again with no sleep haha. I rented a 2015 Camaro SS Convertible and we drove to Scottsdale where Kaetyn’s folks have a house.
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What does a Canadian do when they first arrive in the US?? You guessed it, GO TO A HOCKEY GAME! So that what we did we got 4th row to the right of the Coyotes bench for only $87 bucks (I love US hockey prices!)

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The next day we booked a time to talk to BJ and we realized at the last second the the modern TV we had at the house doesn’t have the Audio Video AV RCA ports. We have a major problem and BJ is an hour away from showing up and we need a solution fast. I looked at the TV and it had RGB and HDMI plug ins but it also had a old school Coax cable for a Cable TV. So there was the solution find an Sega Genesis coax cable. We raced down to a vintage game store called Fallout Games. We run in there and the guy behind the counter asked us what we are up to, I explain that we are shooting a Doc about the game NHL ’94. He flips with excitement!

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“I LOVE THAT GAME!”

I’m blown away because we are in the middle of the desert in the Western Untied Staes and this is the last place a thought I would find an NHL ’94 fanatic. Turns out his father was a backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks in the late 70’s! So of course I ask him if he would like to be interviewed. He says yes and being pinched for time we slip off a quick interview. Being so excited about the topic it wasn’t to we had to leave that we exchanged names. My saviour is named Scott. Because we where short of time, Scott said he could be free another day after work to do a real sit down interview (on our last day in the states we went to Fallout Games and got a proper interview with Scott). He throws the Sega Cable we needed at us and wishes us luck and we jump back in the Camaro and booker back to the house.

We got the Genesis hooked up to the TV Just in time. We sat BJ down for a interview and after I played him a quick game of NHL ’94. Big thanks going out to BJ for being the first NHL’er to participate in the Documentary!

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I would also like to take a second and thank the St.Hilaire family for putting us up and cooking some wicked meals everyday!

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Some Non-Pixelated Heroes things we did was of course go see the Barrett Jackson Auction IMG_9172IMG_9166

A trip to the Pima Aviation Museum

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Last but not least a road trip to the happiest place on earth…

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This is where Kaetyn wanted to do the one thing he always dreamed about…

Thanks for reading and there is lots more to write about so stay tuned and Subscribe!

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