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Rooting For The Flyers In Northwest Ontario

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

The storefronts along downtown streets in Kenora, Ont., have been adorned in orange with signs urging on the Flyers. The mayor and one of his councillors have been photographed wearing Flyer jerseys. The councillor happily stated a local sporting goods store had received a new shipment of Flyer ball caps, six dozen in all, and that they were in hot demand for the big event – Friday night’s gathering at the Recreation Centre arena, where fans watched the Flyers host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.

“We had to get a projector flown in from Winnipeg to show the game on a 15-foot-by-20-foot screen,” councillor Chris Van Walleghem said. “Everyone’s cheering for the Flyers.”

More to the point, everyone in Kenora and neighbouring Dryden is cheering for Philadelphia captain Mike Richards and that notorious puck-stealing defenceman Chris Pronger. In a Stanley Cup showdown that boasts a wealth of Northwestern Ontario-trained talent, from Chicago’s Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay) and Duncan Keith (Fort Frances) to the Flyers’ Claude Giroux (Hearst), Richards and Pronger are the marquee masters and the reason why Kenora is awash in Flyers’ fever.

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Behind_Enemy_Lines's avatar

Wings fan stuck in Chicago. I bought a Richards t-shirt last week to sport the next few days. I keep telling people around here, if it were the Hawks vs. N.Korea, I would have on a bad ass Kim Jong Ill shirt. Go Flyers!

Posted by Behind_Enemy_Lines from Evanston,IL on 06/05/10 at 05:36 PM ET

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