MEDIA ADVISORY: Toronto Maple Leafs and Sport Chek to host Outdoor Practice


WHAT:              The Toronto Maple Leafs and Sport Chek will host celebration of hockey that will surprise a local minor league hockey team with the chance to live like a pro.  Minor bantam AA team, Ted Reeve Thunder was randomly selected from the Sport Chek Team Assist program and will learn from past and present Leafs about what it takes to be a professional hockey player.


                        The day will start at the newly-renovated Greenwood Park outdoor rink with Ted Reeve Thunder players participating in the Train like a Pro session with Leafs legend Wendel Clark.  They will then have the opportunity to watch and learn from select members of the current Toronto Maple Leaf roster as they host an outdoor practice.


                        Greenwood Park is a recent recipient of the $300,000 investment from the MLSE Foundation.  Last year, the City of Toronto with support of the MLSE Foundation completed a renovation that saw significant upgrades to the change rooms, pad, rinkboards and refrigeration system.  A skate trail and roof were added making it Toronto’s first covered rink.


Leafs alumni and former Olympians, Curtis Joseph and Shayne Corson will also be on hand to sign autographs and meet with spectators. 


WHO:                Select members of Toronto Maple Leafs (players and coaches)

                        Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni

                        Ted Reeves Thunder team

                        Hundreds of kids from the MLSE Shape Up program


Interview and Photo opportunities available

**Media to check-in at Alton Avenue entrance

**Media truck parking available off of Alton Avenue at the south side of the park


WHEN:              Friday, February 21, 2014

8 – 9:15 a.m. – Train like a Pro (Interview availability after training session)

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs Outdoor Practice (Interview availability after practice)



WHERE:           Greenwood Park

150 Greenwood Ave

Toronto, Ontario

M4L 2P8



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