Canadians are mad for their hockey. On the final night of EPT Deauville when everyone was out partying there was a dedicated crew* of Canucks crowded round a solitary laptop streaming the Montreal-Toronto game. Even when their team went down 2-0 then 3-0 they kept cheering, vocally led by Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel and Chris 'd0r1t0s' McClung. Whether they were still watching when Toronto went 6-0 up, we don't know, but it's fair to say that they love the game.
* What should the collective noun for a group of Canadians be?
Joining Duhamel to watch a more recent game were Charlie Ahee, Kevin Edwards, Douglas Gallant, James Hart and Ka Chun Yung. All five had won a PokerStars.net freeroll to join the former WSOP champ for an all-expenses weekend to watch the Montreal Canadiens, share a NHL Alumni All Stars Sunday morning brunch and then sit back to watch the All Star Classic game.
The winners and their lucky plus-ones had the chance to rub elbows with a who's who of hockey past; Guy Lafleur, Eric Lindros, Ray Bourque, Theo Fleury, Glenn Anderson and Denis Savard (to mention a few).
Rick Dacey staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.