Among the ‘C’ of Red was a splattering of orange during Game 3 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Though outnumbered, Ducks fans made their presence known as their team continues to push toward a Stanley Cup championship. Here are a few of their stories:
|Born in London, Ontario, Matthew Flick's favorite player is Corey Perry, from his days playing with the London Knights (OHL). |
Sporting a green Mighty Ducks jersey made famous in the movie under the same name, Kelowna, B.C. native Chris Grassie proudly wore his jersey and grey Ducks hat outside Scotiabank Saddledome prior to the game. Though born and raised in Kelowna, Grassie says he’s been a Ducks fan since an early age. “I grew up going to Anaheim every year with my dad for work conferences,” he says, as Flames fans walk by. “It was the first NHL game he ever took me to. It was against the Devils, and the Ducks won, 7-1. He bought me a jersey at the game, and everything I own has a Ducks logo on it.” Grassie, who says he’s never missed a Ducks game in Calgary, likes what he’s seeing from his favorite team. “The series has been awesome. They’ve been really laying it to them, and showing them what real playoff hockey looks like.”
Also in attendance was a familiar face, one that Ducks fans will see for many seasons to come. Prospect defenseman Shea Theodore is in town for the WHL Awards, and he, along with his parents and good friend (and Seattle Thunderbirds teammate Taran Kozun), showed their Ducks pride. Kozun was decked out in a Mighty Ducks throwback hat and Ryan Getzlaf autographed jersey.
Ducks fans of all ages were in attendance, including young Matthew Flick, whose favorite player happens to be Corey Perry. Born in London, Ontario, Flick’s allegiance to Perry can be traced back to Perry’s junior hockey career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Flick was dressed in a Ducks hat and home sweater.