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Video: Maple Leafs fan gets on ice during timeout

Mar 20, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

We’ve heard plenty of tales of fans running onto the field during a baseball game, but it’s certainly unusual to get onto the Air Canada Centre’s ice during an NHL contest.

That’s what one fan did tonight after the Maple Leafs called a timeout.

Naturally, a couple videos were taken of the event, including the two below that show it from different positions:

Unsurprisingly, he was escorted off the ice. What happens to the fan next remains to be seen, but if you’re interested in finding out what a person who did something similar went through, a man provided a detail story of his accounts after running onto the field at the Rogers Centre during a Blue Jays game.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs suffered a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.

  1. blomfeld - Mar 20, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    GOOD TIMES ! :)

    *** this message is for anyone out there 50 years ‘plus’ like me ***

    Do any of you guys remember that Canucks/Islanders game here at the Coliseum back in circa ’73 when 3 x streakers jumped onto the ice ? It was a Saturday night ‘televised’ HNC game and I vividly remember that the play/play announcers were left ‘completely’ speechless ! Too funny ! :) :) :)

    GO JUMPING ON THE ICE DURING AN ACTUAL GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. hockeyflow33 - Mar 20, 2014 at 1:36 AM


    • mgp1219 - Mar 20, 2014 at 12:34 PM


      I agree…

      blomfeld is a douchebag.

  3. muckleflugga - Mar 20, 2014 at 2:36 AM


    March 30, 1974:

    Three female streakers, wearing only running shoes, plastic glasses and fake noses, take to the ice during a nationally televised Hockey Night in Canada game between the Canucks and Islanders.

    Greg Douglas:

    “NHL president Clarence Campbell was livid. He demanded to know how such a contemptible thing could happen. As the Canucks p.r. man, I had no explanation. It remains one of the unsolved mysteries of my life.”

    per …

    campbell’s usage of the term ‘contemptible’ was like his halo, retractable …. he was famously caught bribing a senator in the sky shops scandal …

    a canadian senator crooked … hard to believe

    • blomfeld - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:06 AM

      comrade Flugga …

      good to have you back friend, as you’ve been missed here lately at PHT ! :)
      anyway, thanks for your forensic feedback on this funny event … it’s amazing with the passage of time how we tend to forget how ‘pansified’ we’re all becoming eh ? … here you had three ‘totally’ nude streakers on CBC Hockey Night in Canada 40 years ago, yet thirty years later everyone was making a big deal out of Janet Jackson’s Superbowl ‘covered’ nipple scene ? … I’m not sure if you remember this one, however there was another televised Canuck’s game in the mid 70’s here at the Coliseum where a fan threw a puck on the ice during play … it was hilarious as for almost 30 seconds there were literally two different games being played, as the respective players in each scrum were completely oblivious to what was going down before play was finally whistled dead ! … I love when things like that happen, which sadly isn’t the case very often these days …

      • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM

        why so many thumbs down for a funny anecdote? you guys are brutal on blomfeld.

  4. ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    lmao i wish that 2nd view got the whole thing. that walk he does is hilarious to me.

    • patthehockeyfan - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Yep. The walk made me laugh. Almost like a duck walk, no?

      • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

        it kinda reminds me of those videos where somebody narrowly dodges a car about to run them over. they all seem to do that run while getting away.

      • patthehockeyfan - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

        Now I remember! It’s squat jogs!

        Apologies in advance for including this YouTube clip from a movie that might / will offend some. Go ahead and thumb me down for it. Sorry.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:56 AM

        lmao! even thought I have no clue what that movie is, you nailed it.

        but upon googling, apparently i’ve had a clue what that movie is at some point in my life. the wiki link was purple. strange.

  5. ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    also, at least it was a fan on the ice and not a player in the stands…. beating fans with shoes.

    • madmax80 - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      Some fans deserve to be beaten with shoes.

      – Mike Milbury

  6. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Still not as good as the drunk fan in Chicago that stole the helmet,

  7. dropthepuckeh - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    I saw the headline and was reminded of being at the old Garden when a drunk fan jumped the glass after a bad call on the ice. He was trying to approach McCreary when the linesman came up and leveled him into the boards. They were not kind to him as they took him out of the arena. The hit is at the 3:00 mark. Good to see Bourque, O’Reilly and the Rat Linesman in the footage…

    • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      DAMN that’s a definite 5 gamer right there.

      • dropthepuckeh - Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM

        When they play it in slow motion it looks like the guy should be dead. Definite whiplash.

    • 7mantel - Mar 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      That body check by Asselstine reminded me of the body check Chris Chambliss gave the fan running on the field after his walk off HR in the 76 alcs

    • shortsxit34 - Mar 20, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      Can you imagine the lawsuits if that happened today? The NHL, the linesman, NHLPA, NHLOA, the Garden…

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