There were some champions in the house as the Calgary Flames took on the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday night, and they got some of the biggest cheers.
During the Flames 4-3 overtime win, Calgary Stampeders star running back Jon Cornish and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell were shown on the big screen, eliciting a great response from the Sea of Red.
The Stamps players weren’t just there for show. They are completely invested in every hit, shot and save. Maybe it’s because they are just supporting their Flames family members (the Flames do own the Stampeders of course), or they have caught hockey fever.
When the Flames were down 3-2 with about six minutes left, they thought they had the equalizer, but it was declared no goal after a long video review. Mitchell took to social media to voice his displeasure, and he was joined by defensive back Keon Raymond too.
Then the Flames did tie it, with Johnny Gaudreau rifling a top-corner shot. Colour the accurate quarterback impressed with it, and then Cornish felt a kinship with the rookie who shares his name.
After the game, Cornish posted several photos with fans, as the three-time CFL most outstanding Canadian and Mitchell, the reigning Grey Cup MVP, are certainly riding a wave of popularity in Calgary right now.
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