Ellwanger Maples Leaves Origin Story

When my wife worked in advertising she once shared a job with someone from a Canadian agency who made fun of Americans for their lazy grammar. The implication: you better bring your “A” game to this project, because we the north do not suffer lazy grammar gladly.

My wife’s response: “What’s the plural of leaf?”

And that’s the origin of my fantasy hockey team’s name: Ellwanger Maple Leaves.