This one..... is just plain bonkers. The fact that a video from a game in 2004 is available is crazy in itself... but you just gotta watch this one.
This is a clip of the last minute of play from Game two of the second round of the 2003-2004 Playoffs.
The clip starts and follows the play, showing also the left side of the rink. It's not empty, but its certainly not full.
As the final 30 seconds wind down, a low buzz grows into a rolling roar. THEN the camera shows the right hand side of the rink. And it is PACKED with Bulldog fans.
I was talking about this last night at the Bulldog banquet as another example of some of the crazy stuff that has happened with this team and their fan base. This isn't said in disrespect to Surrey - but I did a little research to make sure when I was recalling this memory that it wasn't getting blown out of proportion, like the fish that got away, so to speak.
The game before this one in Surrey against Victoria the attendance was listed at just over 600.
THIS game? Attendance - 1300.