A very, very light Dusty Collins update.

In researching how former Reign players are doing for tomorrow’s notebook, I came across this tidbit on current Manitoba Moose center Dusty Collins in the Winnipeg Sun. It has nothing to do with hockey (which is what blogs are for, I figure) …

The center told his girlfriend he was going home to Phoenix for Christmas. Instead, he drove to Marquette, Mich., where she attends university, and got one of her friends to take her out for dinner.

As they sat in the restaurant, Collins came out from the kitchen and popped the question.

She said yes.

Score one for Dusty.

“It was pretty big time,” Collins said. “I’m not going to lie.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.