Stanley Cup Back In The Streets Of Canada With Nathan Mackinnon

Every hockey player’s dream is to lift the Stanley Cup high above their head and carry it around the ice rink as fans cheer wildly. Well, this dream came true relatively soon for the talented player, Nathan Mackinnon, who hoisted the Stanley Cup high as he paraded it through downtown Halifax on Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of fans wore the Colorado Avalanche jerseys’, and cheered him as he made his way past the venue where he played with the Halifax Mooseheads. 

Visit and be part of other excited hockey spectators like these who had positive remarks about the Cole Harbor player.. “We’re huge hockey fans, sports fans. Anything to represent Nova Scotia and Canada,” said Maureen and Ed O’Neill, who grew up near Mackinnon in Cole Harbor.

Dawson White, a fan who viewed the parade from Citadel Hill said,” Mackinnon is a great hockey player, so it’s fantastic to see him bring the Cup home.

“When he was at the Mooseheads, he was one of the best players out there on the ice and  everyone knew he has the potential to be amazing.” He added. 

At the end of the procession, the 26-year-old took to the stage, where he thanked his supporters for their continued support and later engaged in a short question and answer session.

In his remarks, he recalled being at Sidney Crosby’s parade of the Stanley Cup and being inspired by it as a little boy, and hoped that his show would serve as inspiration to another spectator. 

“To come home and share the Stanley Cup with all you guys is a dream of mine and definitely a bucket list moment for sure. This is very special. You know. I’ve gotten a lot of love my whole career, win or lose, so I definitely really appreciate all of you for coming out. It means a lot to me.” He said 

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Mayor Mike Savage finalized the day by declaring August 20, as Nathan Mackinnon’s Day in HRM at the Grand Parade.

Although it has been a drought period for Canadian teams, as it has been a long while since they last won the Cup, Nathan’s win solidifies the country’s position in the game. He joins players like Richard Henry, Dickie Moore, Bernie Geoffrion, and Jacques Plante to become one of the most celebrated and recognized players of ice hockey in Canada.

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