Canadian Hockey Fans Belt ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Before Playoff Game
The entire crowd at the Edmonton Oilers’ arena in Alberta, Canada joined in singing the Star-Spangled Banner Sunday night in an amazing show of respect to the Canadian fans’ southern neighbors.
The Anaheim Ducks were visiting Edmonton for Game 3 of the second-round playoff game at Rogers Place arena when Canadian country singer Brett Kissel stepped onto center ice to sing the American national anthem and the microphone failed.
An incredible moment
When the mic doesn’t work, the crowd takes over & belts out The Star-Spangled Banner…
— NHL (@NHL) April 30, 2017
“Oh… Oh,” Kiseel began before realizing the mic wasn’t working. “Hey, is this working? Let’s sing it together.”
The entire Edmonton crowd then joined in and helped their fellow Canadian get the night started off right with a thunderous rendition of the American anthem in what will be one of the most incredible things to happen on the ice in the playoffs.
The Ducks went on to beat the Oilers on their home ice in a 6-3 win. Edmonton still leads the series two games to one.