During the 2011-12 ASHL Fall/Winter Season, 8 ASHL teams from the Greater Toronto Area got an unforgettable experience as they were in for some secret surprises when they showed up for their regularly scheduled ASHL game.

With the support of Coca-Cola Zero and the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 Canlan Facilities (York, Etobicoke, Oshawa, and Oakville) all played host to their very own "Coke Zero Ambush". Instead of showing up for a regular ASHL game, these 8 teams showed up and received nothing short of a VIP treatment.


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The Rec Hockey Experience of a Lifetime

Each building was packed with fans well before gametime as former Maple Leafs such as Wendel Clarke and Darryl Sitler were on hand to sign autographs for those in attendance. Fans were also provided with free Coke Zero & Toronto Maple Leafs merchandise as they provided the backdrop for this memorable experience. With the rinks packed, teams would arrive to find their dressing rooms decked out with customized Toronto Maple Leafs & Coke Zero jerseys hanging, personalized locker room name-plates, and a table with Powerade, Water, and Stick Tape, just like the pros.


It didn't stop there, either! Upon taking the ice in their new uniforms, the players would be introduced by legendary Maple Leafs announcer Andy Frost before having the game commentary provided by Maple Leafs announcer Joe Bowen. Did we mention that each team was also coached by current players on the team such as Phil Kessel and Jake Gardiner? Factor in a live national anthem, several hundred cheering fans, and the ASHL, and this was an experience these teams will never forget.

Winning teams from the game also received an invitation to bring their entire team to a live Leafs game against the Philadelphia Flyers to watch the team first hand from the luxury of a gondola box. And if you thought the losing teams were out of luck, they also received their very own private icetime at the Air Canada Centre to use for their team and family.