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Carey Price Visits Tri-Cities for Olie & Stu's Desert Bash

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Former Tri-City Americans goalie Carey Price was one of several hockey celebrities in town the past few days, all here for Olle and Stu's Desert Bash at Meadow Hills Golf Club in Richland. The annual event benefits autism research by raising money for the Carson Kolzig Foundation.
Price loves coming back to the Tri-Cites, where he spent four years with the Americans and developed into a first round draft pick. Now he's an all-star with the Montreal Canadiens, but still likes to come back.
"For sure," he said. "I spent four years here and I got really close to a lot of good people. It's almost like a second home to me. I worked really hard for the last few years to get there and Don has really helped me through that. It's nice to see your work get rewarded after awhile.
Last season Price made the NHL All-Star game hosted by his new hometown of Montreal. "It's still fun," he said. "You kind of get starstruck. I'm still young, only 21. You are sitting beside guys and you're like 'whoa! I watched him play on TV,' and stuff. I still get a bit of that."