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Flames fans burn bright

Shawn Storey, Vancouver

I believe that the hockey fans in Calgary are some of the best. I do not make this statement easily based on the fact I am a die hard Canadiens fan living in Vancouver.

I was watching some of the action from the Olympic orientation camp and when the crowd started cheering ‘Louuuu’ ( for goalie Roberto Luongo) like they do in Vancouver, I thought to myself: ‘am I really hearing what I think?’

Living in Vancouver for the past 22 years, I have seen some fierce games between Vancouver and Calgary and the dislike they have built for each other over the years stands out when they play.

Since this mini-camp was for the Canadian Olympic Hockey team, I understand how we all stick together as a country, but to me Calgary went all out to welcome Luongo and make him feel at home.



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