Growing up, the Toronto Maple Leafs were my Dad’s favourite hockey team. That of course meant they were my favourite team (until I moved to Ottawa and
came to my senses became a Senators fan). My first Leaf game, was an amazing experience in the old Maple Leaf Gardens. The entire place smelled like a combination of our hometown arena and warm salted popcorn. I remember thinking how close to players we were and how fast the skaters flew past my seat on the glass.
Recently, I had the opportunity to be part of a tweet chat with Darcy Tucker, a long time Maple Leaf player. From mentoring rookie players to coaching, Darcy gives back to his community and wanted to tweet about the good work that he and @Scotiahockey are doing across Canada for our young hockey players.
…and I might have taken a little bit of flack for my choice of hockey teams:
But in the end Darcy made my Dad’s night, I could not have asked for more:
Scotiabank is proud to support of community hockey across Canada. They know that being part of a hockey team teaches valuable lessons about camaraderie and contributes to the richness of the lives of children & strengthens communities.
Did you know that more than 1,000 branches financially support local hockey teams? Throughout the year Soctiabank also recognizes teams across the country with unique hockey experiences like visits from NHL Alumni or the Stanley Cup!
Thank you Darcy & #Scotiahockey for being so accessible and making my Dad’s night!