Maple Leafs' David Bolland remembers well Honda Indy's roar

David Bolland, who won his second Stanley Cup with Chicago this year, will serve as the Honda...

David Bolland, who won his second Stanley Cup with Chicago this year, will serve as the Honda Indy's grand marshal on Saturday. (Reuters)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

The Roar on the Lakeshore reaches a long way from the CNE Grounds.

The deep screams and rumbles of the IndyCar engines on race weekend can waft for many kilometres, reaching the ears of residents as far away as Mimico.

That’s the way recently acquired Maple Leaf David Bolland was first introduced to IndyCar racing in Toronto. As a boy growing up in the west-end community, all he needed to do was step outside his front door.

“Being from Toronto, you could hear the sounds of the cars from my house,” Bolland said on Thursday. “You could hear the whining.”

Bolland then attempted to reproduce the whir of the IndyCar motors he remembered as a kid.

“Vrooooooooooooom!”

Not a bad shot at replicating those hefty-horse-powered machines. Far better than yours truly could ever do.

Bolland, of course, has had a thrilling three weeks.

He scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the final against the Boston Bruins.


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