January 24th, 2014, 02:10 AM #1
Making ice at Dodger Stadium coolest gig in the game (The Globe and Mail)
Dan Craig, the NHL ice-making guru, not the James Bond actor, nevertheless has an action-hero nickname, bestowed on him by his crew: minus 007 – a reference to the fact Craig is more like Mr. Freeze, the Batman villain, in that he makes ice where no one thinks it’s possible.
And right now, not many know and understand how he can take sun-washed Dodger Stadium and turn it into an ice rink in time for Saturday’s much-anticipated outdoor game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
In many ways, Craig speaks a language all his own and, sometimes, it needs deciphering. When he speaks of the “truck,” he is referring to the world’s largest mobile refrigeration unit, specially redesigned and upgraded to meet the challenges of making ice in the unseasonably warm weather that graced Southern California this week (daytime temperatures in the low- to mid-20s C).
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