Cinderella Story!: 42-Year-Old Zamboni Driver Comes In as Emergency Back-up Goalie, Wins NHL Game

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It’s every amateur player and sports fan’s dream come true: being literally plucked out of the arena to play in a professional game and save the day.

Cut to Saturday night in Toronto, when a 42-year-old former junior hockey player, Zamboni driver, and—are you kidding?— kidney transplant survivor, was pressed into service as an emergency back-up goalie in a NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs after both of the ‘Canes normal roster goalies were injured.

According to Yahoo Sports, David Ayres, who normally prowls the intermission ice for the Maple Leaf’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, got to suit up for the visiting team after the ‘Canes starter, James Reimer, and normal
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