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Leafs fan proposes in Maple Leaf Square

It’s been 50 years since the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, but after Monday’s game, one of their fans walked away with a ring.With three minutes left in the third period of the Leafs’ thrilling Game 3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals, Tegan Morellato was shocked when police officers suddenly ripped open the fence at Maple Leaf Square. The officers singled out her boyfriend Beau DiCicco and began hurrying him out of the public viewing area.“My girlfriend was all nervous because she thought we were getting kicked out right when it was tie game, you know what I mean?” DiCicco said. “We weren’t even gonna be able to watch the overtime.”The officers were actually in on DiCicco’s ruse: he had chosen this moment to propose to his girlfriend of three years.Article Continued Below“I was waiting. I didn’t even know if I was going to do it 100 per cent because I wanted to make sure it was going to be a perfect moment,” said DiCicco, 25. “I had the ring on me and I really wanted to do it at the square, but I know the atmosphere in the square can change if the Leafs are losing. I wanted it to be memorable.”As the Capitals jumped out to a 3-1 lead, DiCicco thought it might not be the night. But goals by Nazem Kadri and William Nylander toward the end of the second period changed everything, and with time winding down in the third, he knew this was his chance.“It was perfect,” he said. “I just went for it.”

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