TORONTO -- A frustrated Toronto Maple Leafs fan who threw waffles on the ice at the Air Canada Centre will have to admire his team from afar.
Joseph Robb was charged with criminal mischief and barred from the arena for throwing waffles on the ice at a Maple Leafs game to protest the team's performance this season. The 12-17-4 Leafs were 28th out of the NHL's 30 teams entering Wednesday's games.
Robb, of Oakville, Ontario, says he's "just a normal Leafs fan, I love them to death."
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment vice president Bob Hunter says Robb's actions during Monday night's game against the Atlanta Thrashers were inappropriate.
He has also been banned from other MLSE events at BMO Field and Ricoh Coliseum.
Hunter says MLSE bars a dozen to two dozen fans a year due to misbehavior.