Wilkes-Barre Watch: Hayes plays for more


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On Feb. 23, 29-year-old forward Jimmy Hayes and his wife Kristen stood in their Wilkes-Barre apartment holding a balloon, surrounded by family and friends.

Kristen is pregnant with the couple's first child, due this August. Inside the balloon was colored confetti that would reveal if they would be having a boy or a girl. Jimmy wielded the pin:


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The Hayes name continues!!!! Broadway Jr is on the way.

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Blue confetti. It's a boy. Judging by Hayes' reaction, he could not have been more thrilled.

"It was such good news to finally find out, and to find out it was a boy was even greater," Hayes told me this week. "We had bets, we all thought it was a girl. We saw those balloons, it was blue, that was a relief."

The following day, the Rockford IceHogs were in town for an afternoon game. Hayes, originally designated a healthy scratch by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's pregame lineup graphic, was a surprise late addition in place of Anthony Angello.

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