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A Toronto Maple Leaf Game – Thanks to The Toronto Star

We were lucky enough to come up with a HUGE contest win, we were lucky enough to win 2 Executive Box/Suite Tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs Game (see tickets here). The Toronto Star hosted the contest and we like like to extend our warmest thanks, they were great!

We arrived at the ACC (Air Canada Center) around 5:15pm, this gave us enough time to get through the "fun" traffic, park and visit the Real Time Sports store across the street. There was a very nice Lamborghini parked out front, unfortunately we didn't have enough time to take a picture.

Once we finally got into the ACC, we were extremely early, it seems that they allow the suite visitors in 2 hours prior to puck down, however the regular ticket holders are only allowed in 1 hour prior to the puck drop. It was an interesting view to see the stadium practically empty aside from the employees getting ready for the crowd.

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I've been to the ACC several times over the years and sat in many different sections, seat colours and areas. I must say, these seats were amazing. The box was on the blue line on the Toronto Maple Leafs home side. The seats were elevated enough so you can clearly see the ice with no obstructions. If you have ever been to watch a hockey game, you will probably know that everyone leans forward and you need to as well to see, with the position of these seats you could lounge back and still see everything.

The suite had it's own hostess and she was extremely nice, all drinks and food was unlimited and complimentary (Again, thanks Toronto Star!).

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Since it is a Leafs game, we wore our jerseys, we seemed to be a minority in the suites as most people were dressed in suites, we had no issues with these, we were there to enjoy the hockey game.

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Finally we get to the opening face off and on to the game! It was a very slow paced game with very little action until the 3rd period. With the score tied 0-0 for most of the game and the Leafs pushing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004. The crowd was amazing and really into the game. James Reimer got the start for the Leafs and was amazing. He received a few standing ovations in the 3rd period as he kept the team in the game. Eventually the Leafs scored to take the lead 1-0. In the final minutes of the game New Jerseys pulled their goalie (Martin Brodeur) and the Leafs scored an empty net goal extending the lead to 2-0. James Reimer (Toronto goalie) was the first star of the game and it was well deserved.

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Oh, back to the food! What is an all you can eat meal without desert?

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Overall it was an amazing night and an extremely great experience. Again, Thank you Toronto Star for this opportunity.

Just a reminder - The Toronto Star is having another contest to win Toronto Maple Leaf tickets, don't forget to enter!

Comments (3)

 

  1. Lori Jackson says:

    so happy you guys had a blast!

  2. Crystal Englot says:

    I dont know how I missed this post, I was searching for it after you went to the game so I could see pics 😛 I am so jealous! I am a huge TML fan! Have been since I was a little kid! Looks like you had a blast!

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