David Ayres, the 42-year-old zamboni driver just entered his first NHL game and helped preserve the win on the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice. GOAT. pic.twitter.com/xJPSVzehXM— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 23, 2020
David Ayres went from 42-year-old Zamboni driver to emergency backup goalie to NHL game winner— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) February 23, 2020
What a story, what a celebration for the Carolina Hurricanes pic.twitter.com/PPOqF4WX7b
This is what movies were made for. David Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver, made his NHL debut as an emergency goalie for the Canes the other night in Toronto and picked up the win. It's just an incredible story. Who would have ever thought it was even possible. It would be like the Atlanta Braves letting me catch because their two catchers got hurt. No one would believe it. But dreams do come true and for Ayres he is now a media sensation with his own shirt that's gone viral.
"It was awesome. Time of my life out there."— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 23, 2020
After coming in as the emergency goalie for the @Canes, David Ayres spoke with @SNkylebukauskas about picking up his first @NHL win. pic.twitter.com/pNaxv6z880