It is always nice to see smiles on the faces of young kids.
As in the above photo, for instance.
The scene was a recent home game of the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League.
After the game, four young Warriors fans got to pose for the above photo with Michigan player Connor Lyons.
A second-year forward with the NAHL Warriors, Lyons has a link to Sault Ste. Marie and the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
During the 2011-2012 season, Lyons played for the Soo Eagles when they were members of the NOJHL.
The Eagles are now in their second season in the NAHL and are arch-rivals of Lyons and the Warriors.