17 July 2024

A young Barrie boy is riding the waves after his most recent encounter with one of the best players in the NHL today.

Soon to be eight years old, Finnegan Sposito has formed a one-of-a-kind relationship with Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews. The two first met in 2019, cementing a bond that has lasted to this day

remember talking about the skates and I remember talking about [how] he’s the best hockey player,” Finn recalls. “He’s my best buddy ever.”


At a young age, Finn was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease that leads to excess mucus, trapped infections and blocked airways in the lungs. It costs the young second grader about two hours a day in required therapy treatments


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