Jenny Thies and Margie Anderson are teachers and huge St. Louis Blues fans. With their favorite team's playoff run coinciding with the final assembly of the year at Lakeview Elementary School in Wentzville, Mo., they decided to get their students to show their support for the Blues.
Hours before the Blues took the ice for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), the children and staff at the school had a pep rally for the team.
"Margie Anderson and I are huge Blues fans, and we wanted to get our students and staff pumped up for the big game tonight," Thies said. "We thought our last all-school assembly was the perfect way to hold a small pep rally to show the St. Louis Blues that Lakeview bleeds blue."
Thies and Anderson organized the event, which included a hockey shootout between principal Doug Holler and assistant principal Melissa Armbruster.
"At the conclusion of each quarterly assembly, we usually hold some type of competition," Holler said. "Since we are in the middle of playoff hockey season, we thought we would hold a hockey competition between us."
Besides watching the shootout and participating in the "Let's go Blues" chant, the kids learned how to do the Blues power-play dance, a staple at home games at Scottrade Center, and showed off their moves.
Lakeview is hopeful the Blues can win Wednesday and bring the series back to St. Louis for Game 7 on Friday night.
"Everyone had a blast, and we can't wait for Game 6," Thies said. "We hope our small pep rally brings good luck to the Blues tonight."