Reporters, who arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Monday in search of hockey star Mats Sundin, wound up bumping into Gene Simmons instead. The fire-breathing Kiss bass player was in town with his family.

The Simmons family was en route to Whistler, B.C., for a skiiing vacation.

Sports reporters had hoped to interview Mats Sundin before he is officially introduced to the Vancouver Canucks and the media on Tuesday. But the Swede wasn't talking.