Earlier this week I read about Ernie “Punch” McLean, who was reported missing in the wilds of northern B.C. Punch is a legendary junior hockey coach who led the New Westminster Bruins to Memorial Cup glory back in the 70′s. He also ran the Estevan Bruins in Saskatchwan, which is the team I was the play-by-play voice for five years. That’s where I met him. Punch survived a plane crash, millions of bus miles and the ravages of bad arena coffee. I was not surprised to hear this morning that he had been found, safe and sound, and wondering what the fuss was about. Afterall, he’s only in his mid-70′s. Why would anybody worry about this tough old boot? Glad you’re safe Punch, next time at least take a thermos of Tims with you when you go hiking.