Canucks’ Stanley Cup Loss to Bruins Triggers Vancouver Riots [PHOTOS]
Well, there’s one thing Canadians aren’t apologetic over and that’s their intense love of hockey. This passion led to riots on the streets of Vancouver Wednesday night when the beloved Canucks lost the Stanley Cup 4-0 to the Boston Bruins.
The loss came in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup, making it the first Stanley Cup win for Beantown since 1972.
Shortly after the loss, people flooded downtown Vancouver, and the aggressive heat usually reserved for the ice spread, with cars being overturned and set ablaze, windows smashed and looters running amok.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told the Associated Press that a small number of troublemakers were responsible for the mayhem.
“It’s absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver … We have had an extraordinary run in the playoff, great celebration. What’s happened tonight is despicable,” Robertson said.
A similar scene broke out in the city in 1994 when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the New York Rangers. In that instance, about 200 people were injured.
At least two people were injured in Wednesday night’s riot.
Vancouverites apparently don’t like anyone standing between them and their Cup, eh?
Check out photos from the riots below.