May 13, 2013
Hungry Bruins reward restaurant staff with Game 7 tix
By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

Canyon Creek employees Scott Leinster, left, Lauren Grenier, Darren Boast (in Bruins jersey) and Alex Rigas on their way to Boston Monday, May 13, 2013, for the Leafs-Bruins Game 7 courtesy of the Bruins. (Supplied pic)

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t very good hosts on Sunday night, but not everybody in the GTA lacked hospitality.

Employees at Canyon Creek restaurant near Pearson airport worked overtime to feed famished and exhausted Boston Bruins players and staff following Toronto's 2-1 win at the ACC.

Plane trouble forced the Bruins to stay in Toronto, rather than immediately fly home ahead of Monday’s decisive contest, and it left them quite hungry.

Though the restaurant was set to close shortly before receiving a call from the Bruins, the team was told by skeptical staff to come quickly.

When the large group showed up, remaining staff scrambled to get to work, calling in reinforcements from a nearby Jack Astor's restaurant and staying open late to feed everybody.

The Bruins must have enjoyed the meal — they gave four Canyon Creek employees tickets to Game 7.


The lucky staff set out for the nine-hour-plus drive early Monday, hours before the Bruins finally flew back.

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