Meet Ron Ruckstuhl, a lifelong Maple Leafs fan who had one wish

Shug McSween Nov 13, 2019

Ron Ruckstuhl has been cheering for the Maple Leafs his entire life, it doesn’t matter how close to Ottawa or Montreal he lives.

It’s been blue and white since day one, no matter the score. Ron watches from his television set intently, daydreaming of one day seeing a live game in Toronto. Unfortunately, Ron received some heart-breaking news roughly 3 years ago, as he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. The news shook his family to their core and understandably so.

The battle continues for Ron, but it’s not without some amazing moments along the way, thanks to his son, the NHL, Biz and Auston Matthews of the Maple Leafs.


Shug McSween

Shug McSween is a veteran here at and has been contributing since day one. A sports nut with a sophisticated opinion, expect McSween to cover any and everything he's passionate about. When he's not busy writing and editing for our crew, McSween likes to get away via fairways and greens. He also contributes to The Hockey Writers, and

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