Halifax puts on a good show. The QMJHL team’s intro song comes from local indie-rock legends Sloan (Money City Maniacs), and the fans all clap along passionately. But as well-backed as the Mooseheads were at the Memorial Cup final, there was still a very vocal minority in stands and the concourse during intermission: the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies diehards, who made the 1,158-mile journey from northwest Quebec to Nova Scotia to cheer on their boys.
Full-throated and armed with dog-bone shaped signs, they traveled in, well, packs. And they were overjoyed when their team won the title. “That’s the Huskies fans – they’re awesome,” said Rouyn-Noranda winger and Montreal Canadiens prospect Joel Teasdale. “They want to be everywhere. Even if we were in the West, they’d have come, and that gives us e...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.