How about hearty hats off to some unsung heroes who keep the sports buses rolling.
Prairie winters can be unkind to motorists who have to toil on mostly two-lane highways in the midst of wind, snow, sleet, ice and fog just to mention a few factors.
The Saskatoon Blades had to spend Tuesday night in Pincher Creek when an accident likely caused by high wind, blowing snow and ice shut down Highway 3, postponing the remainder of the trip to Kootenay until Wednesday morning.
I went through my fair share of winter bus trips calling Prince Albert Raider games for 13 seasons and no doubt Les Lazaruk has more than double the number of stories to tell in twice the tenure with the Blades.
Rod Pedersen once described how their stopped bus while riding with the Raiders was pushed sideways by a strong wind on an icy highway.
Hockey bus and other sports drivers never compromise safety while wheeling to games and safely home while players, coaches and media alike slumber and sometimes snore through the wee hours.
And for that, I say thank you. That's my parting shot, I'm Drew Wilson.