The Leafs Are Going Back…..Wayback To 1917!

There has been so much history, tradition and excellence in Toronto in the past 100 years including 13 Stanley Cups second only to the Montreal Canadiens but there hasn’t been any glory since 1967. With a young talented team led by last year’s rookie of the year sensation Auston Matthews there is a sense of hope, excitement and buzz in the big smoke that we haven’t experience in a long time. Before The Leafs and St Pats, Toronto had The Arenas. On December 19, 1917, the Toronto Arenas took the ice for the first time as an NHL team, marking the first game ever played in league history. Celebrating 100 years of hockey and ushering in a new century! December 19, 2017 has officially been proclaimed “Toronto Maple Leafs Day.” The Buds will sport Toronto Arenas jerseys against the Carolina Hurricanes in the “Next Century Game” presented by Scotia Hockey at 2pm at The ACC.  The idea is to pack the arena with proud, passionate and enthusiastic kids. The Leafs organization is looking to reward youth who “embody the team’s key pillars of Honour, Pride and Courage” with tickets to the game on the 19th of December. Among those to receive tickets are children who have dealt — or are currently dealing — with illness, as well as those who “show pride in hockey, the Maple Leafs and their community.” Leafs fans attending the game are also encouraged to bring “a next generation fan to the game.”

Source and Images: Maple Leafs via Twitter

 

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