Senators ask fans to stop throwing hamburgers on the ice

Thursday March 26th, 2015

The Ottawa Senators have one of the best young goalies in the league with Andrew Hammond, but the goalies nickname "The Hamburglar" is causing the ice crew all sorts of trouble.

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The Senators are asking fans to cease with their newfound love of throwing hamburgers onto the ice, with Senators director of communications Brian Morris telling the Ottawa Citizen the team will air a message before games asking fans to keep the food in the stands.

“We will continue to abide by both our own and the NHL’s policy to work in the best interests of the safety of our fans and the players — which does not permit items being thrown on the ice during play. There will be zero tolerance for any items thrown onto the ice during play.”

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Ottawa food banks are asking fans to consider donating the money they would be using to wreck perfectly good hamburgers to help feed the hungry around the capital city, an idea which Hammond told the Citizen he supports.

"In the big picture I have to agree. … If we can curtail this into a good cause I’m all for that."

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