Montreal, QC, Canada (4E Sports) – Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price can now focus on hockey after his two missing dogs were returned by a landscaper.
Price and the Canadiens will take on the Boston Bruins in Montreal in Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday with the best-of-seven series tied at 1-1.
John Mastromonaco, a landscaper in Candiac, Quebec, was listening to a local sports-talk radio station early Monday morning when the host mentioned a tweet Price had sent out the night before.
Price, who isn’t a prolific tweeter, appealed to anyone in the area to keep an eye out for his two missing dogs.
“Almost simultaneously I crossed these two dogs that were following this jogger, but they weren’t on a leash. I found it kind of weird,” Mastromonaco said.
Mastromonaco stopped his truck and asked the jogger if the black and yellow labs were his. The jogger said they weren’t and Mastromonaco immediately called back the radio station to see if they could get hold of Price.
Mastromonaco noticed they were wearing tags, but the number didn’t have a local area code.
“I know Carey is from B.C. I called the number and it was his wife. She was very happy I’d found the dogs,” he said.
The landscaper quickly arranged to drop off the dogs at Price’s house. He said they immediately jumped in his truck and ran out when they pulled up to the goalie’s suburban home.
“I rang the bell and Carey came out very happy that I’d found the dogs,” Mastromonaco said. “He gave me a signed stick. I thanked him, wished him luck on Tuesday and that was it.”