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(CTV News)   Before the game, he was a Zamboni driver. After the game, he was an NHL goalie with one win   (ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Cool, Toronto Maple Leafs, American Hockey League, David Ayres, National Hockey League, Carolina Hurricanes, emergency backup goalie, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Marlies  
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2020-02-23 11:12:48 AM  
5 votes:
So I understand this guy and his wife were sitting in the stands, first goalie goes down, his phone blows up with texts to go get dressed, so he heads off and she's sitting there alone, second goalie goes down and next thing she knows, the hubby is taking the ice AGAINST HER TEAM and proceeds to get the W.

Maybe I should pay more attention to sportspuck, this shiat is a lot funnier than the shiat that happens over in Cleveland handegg.
 
2020-02-23 10:27:40 AM  
5 votes:
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2020-02-23 6:09:05 AM  
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2020-02-23 1:46:19 PM  
4 votes:

null: So I understand this guy and his wife were sitting in the stands, first goalie goes down, his phone blows up with texts to go get dressed, so he heads off and she's sitting there alone, second goalie goes down and next thing she knows, the hubby is taking the ice AGAINST HER TEAM and proceeds to get the W.

Maybe I should pay more attention to sportspuck, this shiat is a lot funnier than the shiat that happens over in Cleveland handegg.


Hockey is a fantastic sport for many, many reasons.  And not only is Dave Ayres a zamboni driver, he's the zamboni driver for the Leafs' AHL affiliate (their triple A club basically), the Toronto Marlies, and the Leafs practice goalie.  When he first took the ice he was in Marlies gear except for the jersey.
_/He also received a kidney transplant in 2004
_/_/The Columbus Blue Jackets have a goal cannon
_/_/_/Join us!
 
2020-02-23 9:28:15 AM  
3 votes:

CrazyCurt: Didn't this happen earlier this season? Not a Zamboni driver but still a backup goalie in his 40s with some equally Disney-worthy story?

/ So much happens every day hard to keep track.


The Blackhawks had to use the amateur backup in 2018, he was an accountant. He had a few great saves and held out for the win.
 
2020-02-23 7:08:53 AM  
3 votes:
I've officially thrown in the towel on the season.
 
2020-02-22 11:43:20 PM  
3 votes:
Wow.  Hurricanes blowing through both goalies and the zamboni driver catches their eye.  Sounds like an Adam Sandler/JCVD movie mashup.
 
2020-02-22 11:25:48 PM  
3 votes:
I Wanna Drive A Zamboni
Youtube vVkJbvv3pHg
o/~ I wanna drive the Zamboni / I wanna drive the Zamboni / Yes I do o/~
 
2020-02-23 7:31:11 PM  
2 votes:

MugzyBrown: Name another sport where a non professional could adequately play at the highest level for a game.

/ doesn't say good things about hockey


No.  The Hurricanes defense played like it was a game 7 for the last period.  He only face 10 shots all game and let two in.  At the same time the Leafs offense played like it was a game 7 and gave up 50 shots on goal.
 
2020-02-23 3:02:01 PM  
2 votes:
Canes played with playoff intensity as soon as Ayres went in and the Laffs barely touched the puck.  Then they stood around like pylons on D while Aho and Fogele just zipped past them.  Ayres did a fantasic job in the very improbable circumstances, but he had lots of help from both teams.  Would have loved to heard the post game talk in the Laffs locker room.  For both teams this was a huge night - if the Canes get through to the playoffs again and go deep, this is the game that got them on their way (similar to January last season when Brind'amour became the head coach and they went from the basement to the Conference Finals). Meanwhile in the Big Smoke, this is a game that will be stuck in thier heads for a long time.  I do like the Leafs and wish them well, but they make it about impossible to be a fan with this kind of farkery.  One of the best top 6 groups of forwards in the game and they managed 10 shots in 30 minutes.
 
2020-02-23 2:24:00 PM  
2 votes:
If the Canes win the cup, does he get his name on it because he was on the team?
 
2020-02-23 12:43:27 PM  
2 votes:
This has happened a handful of times.  It is really cool for the people that it happens to, but somehow they get screwed pay wise.  League minimum is 700k.  For one game minimum pay would be about 8500 dollars, but in the instances that this has happened the player gets a jersey and a couple hundred bucks IIRC.

//Would still do it myself in a heartbeat
///Play hockey
////Not goalie
 
2020-02-23 8:23:31 AM  
2 votes:
Also I want this sweater

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2020-02-23 7:39:59 PM  
1 vote:

sprgrss: MugzyBrown: Name another sport where a non professional could adequately play at the highest level for a game.

/ doesn't say good things about hockey

No.  The Hurricanes defense played like it was a game 7 for the last period.  He only face 10 shots all game and let two in.  At the same time the Leafs offense played like it was a game 7 and gave up 50 shots on goal.


Take some equipment manager and put him at qb and itd be a disaster.

Same thing on a basketball court.  He'd be -30 in a quarter
 
2020-02-23 7:08:59 PM  
1 vote:
Name another sport where a non professional could adequately play at the highest level for a game.

/ doesn't say good things about hockey
 
2020-02-23 7:05:03 PM  
1 vote:

Foolkiller: mjbok: This has happened a handful of times.  It is really cool for the people that it happens to, but somehow they get screwed pay wise.  League minimum is 700k.  For one game minimum pay would be about 8500 dollars, but in the instances that this has happened the player gets a jersey and a couple hundred bucks IIRC.

//Would still do it myself in a heartbeat
///Play hockey
////Not goalie

$500 from a story I read.


I saw $500 and his jersey.  Apparently it used to be the EBUG didn't get paid at all, but it looks like that has changed since 2018.

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2020-02-23 12:55:18 PM  
1 vote:
Feel good story of the day, that's awesome!
 
2020-02-23 11:40:24 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-02-23 9:24:53 AM  
1 vote:
Also, Carolina should retire #60.
 
2020-02-23 9:17:32 AM  
1 vote:

CrazyCurt: Didn't this happen earlier this season? Not a Zamboni driver but still a backup goalie in his 40s with some equally Disney-worthy story?

/ So much happens every day hard to keep track.


This happens every other year or so.  And it usually makes Fark headlines.
 
2020-02-23 9:05:31 AM  
1 vote:
LFR - THEY LOST TO A ZAMBONI DRIVER
Youtube QFnQ0dcaBUI
 
2020-02-23 8:22:03 AM  
1 vote:

CrazyCurt: Didn't this happen earlier this season? Not a Zamboni driver but still a backup goalie in his 40s with some equally Disney-worthy story?

/ So much happens every day hard to keep track.


Last year I think - guy played the last 10 or so minutes to finish a win. This guys the first to actually record the win
 
2020-02-23 8:07:18 AM  
1 vote:
Living the dream.
 
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