Emergency backup goalie David Ayres steals show in Canes’ win over Leafs

Great hockey story.

David Ayres was sitting by himself in the bowels of Scotiabank Arena when he got word Hurricanes goalie James Reimer had suffered an injury.The on-call emergency netminder for Saturday’s game in Toronto, Ayers got half-dressed into his gear on the off chance something might happen to Carolina’s second option, Petr Mrazek.

Source: Emergency backup goalie David Ayres steals show in Canes’ win over Leafs | CBC Sports

He got closer to the RUSH heart

Great story about how an American was drawn to Toronto by Rush.

I was a 14-year-old in, of all places, the subdivisions of St. Louis when I learned about Rush.My friend Bret alerted me to this weird Canadian trio. Bret knew about them because his cool older sister, between her apparent penchant for Zeppelin, Steely Dan and the Moody Blues, got “A Farewell to Kings.”

Source: Closer to my heart: How Rush and Neil Peart drew a St. Louis outcast to Canada | The Star