The Toronto Maple Leafs are Toronto’s much beloved professional hockey team. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Toronto Maple Leafs are part of the Original Six, the original six members of the NHL. Their official name is the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club.
The Toronto Maple Leafs: Toronto’s Team
Although the city of Toronto has many professional sports teams, no other sports team in Toronto is more loved than the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs have not won a championship in many years, but Maple Leaf fans continue to support their team. Tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs are nearly impossible to come by and their home games are constantly sold out. In fact, the Maple Leafs have sold out every single one of their home games since 2002. There is also a large waiting list for season tickets to the Maple Leafs. The mascot of the Toronto Maple Leafs is Carlton the Bear, an anthropomorphic polar bear whose name and number (#60) comes from the location of Maple Leaf Gardens, at 60 Carlton Street in that city, where they played throughout much of their history.
Facts about the Toronto Maple Leafs
The uniform of the Maple Leafs is blue and white and their logo involves a maple leaf with TORONTO MAPLE LEAF written inside. The Toronto Maple Leafs play all their home games at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), which has been their home since 1999. Prior to moving into the Air Canada Centre, the Maple Leafs spent 68 years at Maple Leaf Gardens.
History of the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made 21 Stanley Cup final appearances, of which they have won 13. The only team with more Stanley Cup victories is the Montreal Canadiens, who have 24. The last time that the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup was in 1967, making it the longest drought in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rivals
The Maple Leafs’ most bitter rival are the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups, while the Leafs have won 13, putting them at first and second place in NHL history. Over the last couple of years, the Maple leafs have also developed a bitter rivalry with the Ottawa Senators.
Toronto Maple Leafs Fans
Toronto Maple Leaf fans are some of the most loyal fans in all of professional sports. Despite the fact that their team has not won a championship in over 45 years, Toronto Maple Leaf fans continue to support them wholeheartedly.
Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets
Toronto Maple Leaf tickets are nearly impossible to find. Although the Leaf’s regular season runs from October to April, most home games are always sold out and there is a huge demand for Toronto Maple Leaf tickets. Seats for home games are usually snatched up months in advance. Prices for tickets range anywhere from C$35 to C$500 depending on who the Leafs are playing and where you purchase your tickets. For more tickets information you can visit www.mapleleafs.com or call 416-815-5700
Images of the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs (mapleleafs.com)
The Toronto Maple Leafs Calendar (mapleleafs.com)
The Toronto Maple Leafs Logo at Air Canada Centre (mapleleafs.com)