As Mike Heika captured earlier this morning, the Dallas Stars fathers trip (which I believe is the first one for the organization, but I could be wrong about that) is a great time for all involved.
On Sunday, the group got together for a Super Bowl party. And yesterday, as they braved the chilly outdoors in 50 degree Phoenix, they apparently went back to the Old West.
After all, to really live up to their new locker room slogan this year, they all have to learn to rope, right?
The Stars official Twitter account, along with some of the players, posted pictures from the day at the ranch. There's apparently no gallery coming on the site, which is too bad, so we've captured them all here for your convenience.
So in what I believe to be somewhat chronological order, or at least the order in which I can find them posted on Twitter, here's how the Stars have spent their days off.
Jamie Benn (@jamiebenn14) February 3, 2014
Alex, Tyler & Dan ride with their dads, Serge Chiasson, Paul Seguin & John Ellis, on the team bus. pic.twitter.com/I6v2j5sQFV— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 3, 2014
Cole tempts a "I'll turn this bus around!" moment w/Alex & Dan Goligoski while Dan Ellis photobombs Ryan&Gord Garbutt pic.twitter.com/zZGuYVSP1j— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 3, 2014
Valeri Nichushkin, Sergei Gonchar & Antoine Roussel ropin' it up during yesterday's fathers trip outing in Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/fOFd8Ztcdo— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 4, 2014
Martti Lehtonen & Aaron Rome look on as Kari & Dan Ellis duel to see who starts tonight. jk....or??? pic.twitter.com/PAg0BFXxPw— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 4, 2014
Group photo caps off yesterday's outing. The fathers&family friends will watch the boys take on Phoenix tonight at 8 pic.twitter.com/kCwzoq6RAo— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 4, 2014
Nothing like a few days off for bonding with your dad and awkward photos with your teammates.
If you're looking for a place to watch the game tonight, the Stars have an official watch party at TGI Friday's in East Plano where it looks like they've got a nice set of prizes. Heading there is the least you can do after the Twitter account shared such fun times.