BOSTON (CBS) – The Toronto Maple Leafs fan who was on the receiving end of a cheap shot in Boston over the weekend has received a pair of tickets to Wednesday night’s Game 4, courtesy of the Leafs.
Kyle Hay, 23, suffered a concussion and required three staples in his head after he was allegedly knocked out cold while leaving the TD Garden after Toronto’s Game 2 win over the Bruins on Saturday night. Hay was wearing his Leafs jersey along with a mask and blue mohawk for the game, but witnesses say the assault wasn’t provoked by him or any other Leafs fans.
After the story went national, a few Maple Leafs blogs began a movement to get Hay tickets to Game 4. The team caught wind and reached out to Hay via Twitter on Tuesday, and after a phone call that night they offered him two tickets for Wednesday night’s game at the Air Canada Center.
“Words can’t describe how pumped I am,” Hay told the CBC. “There’s the two tickets and I’ll be taking my younger brother, who’s on Cloud Nine as well.”
Hay told the CBC he is still dealing with headaches, but has a special outfit planned for Wednesday night.
“I’ll be wearing my traditional Wendel Clark jersey and my Leafs hat — very superstitious, I’ve worn it to five games this season so far and we’ve won three out of the five and one of them was in Boston,” he told the CBC. ”So, either wear that or wear a Leafs jersey and make my own name bar and put ‘knocked out in Boston’ [on it].”