By EMILY BERMAN
Colin Hayward-Toland ambles over, pauses in front of me and presses a goldfish cracker into my open palm. Surprised at his boldness, I squeak a high-pitched “thank you” to the energetic six-year-old, accidentally sing-songing the words in that peculiarly condescending way adults sometimes speak to children. Nonplussed, Colin sidles over to the reporter beside me, who politely asks for a goldfish and receives it with enviable grace.
Courtesy of the Hayward-Toland familyColin Hayward-Toland (center left) and his brother Aidan have become a part of the men’s hockey team’s extended family.