Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are a huge part of the future of the Toronto Maple Leafs. And now their faces are captured in corn stalks.
Hunter Brothers Farm, a 40-acre corn farm in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada, is known for their crazy corn mazes. Chip and Tom Hunter, fourth generation farmers, thought there was no better way to honor the Leafs’ centennial season than with a hockey-player themed maze.
This is not the first hockey-themed corn maze the Hunter Brothers have made. For 17 years, the New Brunswick farm have used their field to celebrate Canada. In 2009, Chip Hunter, a huge Montreal Canadiens fan, used the maze to celebrate the Habs’ 100th season.
“We got some ribbing from Leafs fans who were like, ‘Oh what’re you going to do for the Maple Leafs’, and they kept at it,” Chip said to Global News Canada. “Finally someone said, ‘Oh well, in 2017 it’ll be 50 years since they won the [Stanley] Cup,’ so if they don’t win the cup in the next eight years, we’ll celebrate that.”
There are multiple steps included in making the maze on the six-acre field. After the theme is decided on, a graphic designed sketches out the idea. A survey engineer plots GPS coordinates and the field is prepared and planted in a crisscross planter. Surveyors lay out the design using the GPS map and flags. Then, corn is removed to “erase” the wide pathways. A drone is used to inspect and make the final touches.
To make the maze even more fun, trivia questions about the theme are hidden throughout.
This awesome maze will be open from September 9th to October 29th. If you live in the area, you have to go check it out.
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