ZAMBONI GOALIE GUY
The Carolina goalie went down hurt,
Then got back up again;
But was unable to continue,
So he left the game in pain.
Their second goalie got run over,
When he was 'way out of the net;
By a speedy Toronto player,
Going as fast as he could get.
It was hockey night in Canada,
It happened on Saturday night;
A backup goalie stepped up to the plate,
And things were going right.
Not only did he step up to the plate,
He stepped up to the blue painted ice;
And enjoyed his fifteen minutes of fame,
His performance would more than suffice.
So they called up the backup goalie,
To suit up and play the game;
And try to perform a miracle,
For the Carolina Hurricanes.
He wore a blue ‘Marly’ helmet,
And matching gloves and pads;
He was going to try to save this game,
For the Carolina Hurricane lads.
Toronto fired ten pucks at him,
And he only let two of them in;
Carolina won the game six to three,
It was a one in a million win.
The emergency backup goalie,
Is a forty-two year old chap;
He plays in nets as the Leafs practice,
As at the puck the players slap.
They needed the backup goalie,
This had never been done before;
To finish the game with Toronto,
And try not to let them score.
Now he’s the talk of the world of sports,
As well as the talk of the town;
He’s back making ice in Toronto,
And drives the Zamboni all around.
There’s another side to this story,
That many did not know;
David, the goalie, had a kidney transplant,
Over fifteen years ago.
His mother was the donor,
Their kidneys matched just fine;
They were very happy about this result,
And how their lives entwine.
David supports a charity,
He always likes to pay back;
To the Kidney Foundation of Canada,
Who helped get him back on track.
There has been some T-shirts made up,
With David’s number and name;
Over one thousand have been printed,
Because of Saturday night’s hockey game.
A portion of his T-shirt sales ,
Will go to the Kidney Foundation;
David is very satisfied with this,
And all this new adoration.
He’s a practice goalie with Toronto,
And he will be playing again today;
Stopping the pucks that come his way,
In a game that he loves to play.
David’s wife is very happy and proud,
And so is his mother too;
When David played that special game,
And defeated the boys in blue.
Canadians should be very proud,
Of this middle aged Canuck;
After facing many challenges in life,
Can still stop lightning-fast pucks!