an idiot in ontario

March 2001

Wednesday, 14th March 2001.
Maple Leafs

Any seasoned scalper (ticket tout) would have picked us for the complete scalping virgins that we were. We bought two standing room tickets, from the cleanest looking scalper. Tickets for what?

Tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in a National Hockey League regular-season match. I was told that Toronto's season so far had been on the better side of average.

The match was pretty cool, Toronto came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2, and the crowd got a bit excited in the third period. But without doubt the highlight for me was the little league! A bunch of little kids out on the ice, in full kit, hammering each other in true ice hockey style. Good for hockey. Unlike the little league in Aussie Rules footy, the fat kid isn't put at full-forward. They put him in goal.