From what I hear, the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon is not the only rink playing home to NHL players tuning up for training camps.
Quite a few members of the Toronto Maple Leafs took part in an informal workout recently at the Lakeshore Lions Arena, the team's practice facility, reports Allan, Hound Central 5.0's correspondent in Toronto.
And, as you can see, the time was put to good use as Allan and his daughter added these items to their collections:
A Leafs replica jersey signed by 11 players, including Jason Allison, Jason Blake, Tyler Bozak, Jonas Gustavsson, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Wayne Primeau, Luke Schenn and Vesa Toskala.
Pucks signed by Tyler Bozak, from left, Jonas Gustavsson and Luke Schenn.
Goalies Jonas Gustavsson, left, and Vesa Toskala on a mini-goalie stick.