October 28, 2021

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Canadian supporters | “I have never experienced this”

Canadian supporters |  "I have never experienced this"

Hundreds of Montreal Canadians fans gathered in front of the Bell Center on Sunday night to cheer the Hobbs in Game 4 against the Golden Knights of Vegas.


Alice Girard-Boss

Alice Girard-Boss
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“I’m 25 and I ‘ve never experienced this before. We’ve never been so close to winning the Stanley Cup,” said Hugo Paul Ross. ” He said.

A few meters away, Sabrina Cossett and Adrian Muraka sit in front of the windows of the La Cage Sports Browsery in the Bell Center. “Usually we hear the game in our house. We like to go to the Bell Center, but as students we can not afford it, ”said Sabrina Cossett with a laugh.

“Coming from there, everyone in a Canadian jersey is talking to each other on the metro, there’s a good atmosphere,” said her friend Adrian Muraka.

Several agents from the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) are overseeing the scene. There were also police mounted to watch the evening go smoothly.

Photo by Alexis Abin, Press

Hugo Paul Ross (right) with his friends

A well-known clinic

From Wednesday, a walk-in vaccination clinic has been set up around the Bell Center for fans who want to get vaccinated before the Canadians game.

“It simply came to our notice then. I’m smart, ”said Eric Howard. For him, there is no question of missing this opportunity. “I have Pfizer in the first dose and Moderna in the second. I was told that there was no problem in switching vaccines, which made me very happy to hear that. It took a lot of pressure from me, ”he said.

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Eric Howard

On his side, Andre Morand waits 15 minutes after his vaccinations. “I had a chance to have my second dose, so I took it without having to wait until August,” he said. As the vaccine develops rapidly, he hopes more fans will come and watch the games.

On the site, employees of the Center-sud-de-l-de-Montreal’s Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS) invited Canadian supporters to get vaccinated. “I did not want to come here, I did not know it had happened,” said Hugo Rosen, who arrived to receive his second dose of the vaccine, able to travel in late summer.

Hobbs fans were delighted when Byron Canadian scored with 65 seconds left in the second period.

After the Canadians lost in overtime, frustrated and angry fans scattered through the surrounding streets at Bell Center. Thousands of empty cans are filled on the ground with police kept surveillance on the popular. So far, the series has tied two to two between the Canadians and the Golden Knights.

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