POLITICS

Hudak's road hockey game gets crashed by cute kid in Kitchener, Ont.

09/12/2011 04:07 EDT | Updated 11/12/2011 05:12 EST
KITCHENER, Ont. - A pint-sized opponent stole the spotlight from Tim Hudak on Monday, but the PC leader took it all in good humour.

Hudak and his campaign team had set up a quick game of road hockey during a stop in Kitchener.

While Hudak and Tory candidate Michael Harris stick-handled around an area of the parking lot, a small boy ran up with his toddler-sized hockey stick.

Hudak, wearing the blue hockey sweater of the Ontario Hockey League team the Kitchener Rangers, urged the lad to take a shot.

Instead, the little boy picked up the ball and ran back to his parents, prompting much laughter from those watching.

The game resumed with some drama provided by a last-minute Hudak breakaway that was blocked by the goalie.