Leafs to workout at CFB Trenton
|(L-R) Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin take a breather along the boards during practice in Etobicoke on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency)
The Maple Leafs are going to find some truculence in Trenton.
In keeping with their connection to the Canadian military, Toronto has chosen the Eastern Ontario Canadian Forces base for three days of workouts during its week off following Saturday’s home game against Ottawa. The sessions will be held at the RCAF Flyers Arena from Monday to Wednesday.
The Leafs often get away just before the start of the regular season for a few days, usually to the Muskoka area, but an unprecedented five-day break afforded this opportunity.
The Leafs have had a strong presence in visits to Canadian forces in Afghanistan in recent years and defenceman Luke Schenn sponsors a veteran to attend each home game.
Eighth Wing CFB public affairs officer Lieut. Chris Daniel confirmed to the Trentonian newspaper that the Leafs will be at the base for "team building" exercises as well as on-ice work.