Who said cross-Canadian rivalries can’t get along? Typically games between the Senators and Maple Leafs are accompanied by swearing and hostility, but all that changed for a few minutes on Saturday night at Scotiabank Place. A Leafs fan named Alicia was blindfolded and led onto the ice during the second intermission. When the blindfold was taken off, she looked up to see a message from her girlfriend Christina, a Senators fan, flashing across the scoreboard that read, “My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never. You’re my world. Zing XOX.”
As you can see from the video above, Christina then strolled out onto the ice. The two embraced and exchanged a few words, and then Christina got down on one knee and proposed to Alicia. As the scoreboard indicated, she said yes, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada back in 2004, and players like Sean Avery have done their best to make the NHL tolerant over the past few years. As far as proposals are concerned, I’d put Christina slightly behind that Olympic swimmer who proposed on the medal stand and miles ahead of the UCLA fan who got rejected hard.
H/T to Puck Daddy for passing the story and video along