Saturday, June 11, 2011

The quest...

The anticipation is palpable, it's humming through the air. Connecting total strangers through nods, thumbs up and knowing smiles, passed on and amplified exponentially, one fan at a time.

Horns honk, encouragement and approval of your support. Flags whipping and cracking above and behind cars, this is our battle flag.

Energy crackles sending shivers down my spine, and goosebumps rippling across my skin. It's incredible and intoxicating seeing all these people, their hopes and dreams hooked on a hockey team. A wait for some that has lasted the better part of 40 years...

With bated breath, cheers escape bleeding off some of the pent up energy. Scattered clapping and then a whistle break through the dull roar of the bar, it is beginning.

The anthem, takes on an entity all it's own when sung by the entire arena, and most in attendance...

We are Canadians together, supporting our team.

Our Heroes.