Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

It's a day off for the team as they travelled to Phoenix from St. Louis after the matinee game yesterday.

It's a great game to attend as a hockey fan from Arizona as local legend Auston Matthews once again returns to the barn the Coyotes play in.

The other great hockey player from Arizona, Matthew Knies, is making his NHL debut for his home team and he's bought out, like, a tenth of the arena for friends and family.

Shots fired, yet again at the Coyotes inability to play in / afford rent on an NHL arena. Seriously, it's almost as embarrassing as the owners kid tweeting on the team account.

L-O-L, right?

But it's fantastic that Knies will have the chance to play for so many people that have supported him on his journey to this moment. One of those people was Auston Matthews.

Happy for you Matthew. Now score a hat trick of your own tomorrow.

I said the Leafs were going to win every game of Rielly's suspension and we are one game away from that being correct.

Recap: Maple Leafs hang on against the Blues 4-2
The Toronto Maple Leafs faced the St Louis Blues in the early afternoon this Family Day, and hung on despite a late push by the Blues to win 4-2.

The Leafs are constantly getting a new teammate to bring into the fold. The new guys are being held up by the other new guys.

MAPLE LEAFS NOTES: Trying to ‘build a brotherhood’ on Bay Street
Are the Maple Leafs finally getting their grit together, and can it show in the NHL playoffs?

Hey, should we get an Iginla of our own?

Community owned teams do well - Peterborough Petes and the Kitchener Rangers are examples - and now the QMJHL Acadie-Bathurst Titan are trying this method to keep the team around.

Community group hopes to buy part of Acadie-Bathurst Titan hockey team | CBC News
A local group is hoping to start a co-operative so that it can purchase part of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan junior hockey team. It was announced last month the northern New Brunswick team is up for sale.

This is behind a paywall but I'm very interested in reading it completely legally later.

Opinion: Want to change the culture of junior hockey? Change the business model
Major-junior hockey’s labour practices would be shocking and unacceptable anywhere else and it all starts with the draft

Finally, congratulations for the Concordia women's hockey team going 25-0 in their USports season.

Concordia women’s hockey team completes historic 25-0 season with win over Carabins | CBC Sports
The Concordia women’s hockey team became the first women’s U Sports hockey team since 2012-13 to record a perfect season.

They join the University of New Brunswick men's team with perfect seasons.

UNB men’s hockey team posts 1st perfect 30-0 regular season in U Sports history | CBC Sports
The University of New Brunswick men’s hockey team completed a perfect regular season on Saturday with a 9-1 win over the University of Prince Edward Island, becoming the first U Sports hockey team to win 30 consecutive games in the process.

Playoffs begin soon for university hockey. Support your local team!

Enjoy your day everyone!