The Toronto Maple Leafs hosted Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Scotiabank Arena, Saturday. It turned out to be a very emotional evening.
The Maple Leafs honored the family of Corporal Jeremy Hillson during the ceremonial puck drop. Cpl. Hillson’s wife Jennifer, daughter Dakota, and son Mason joined Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Leafs alternate captain Morgan Rielly at center ice. After a video message by Cpl. Hillson, the family was set to drop the puck — except there was one tiny problem: nobody had the ceremonial puck.
Get your tissues ready. This may be the best military family reunion ever.