May 17, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Montreal Canadiens forward Rene Bourque (17) during the first period in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Rene Bourque's parents lawn covered in hats after Game 5 hat trick


Rene Bourque scored a hat trick in Tuesday nights game to give the Montreal Canadiens the win over the New York Rangers. The expected hats hit the ice in celebration after the third goal. Little did he know that fans in his hometown of Lac La Biche, Alberta would be doing the same to his parents lawn. 

A picture was shared on Twitter showing the evidence:

Bourque’s father, Gary, is proud of his son’s accomplishments throughout his time with the NHL.

“It’s always nice to see them win,” Gary Bourque said. “But if he’s part of the goal production or the assist, it’s a bonus for him and I’m sure it’s a bonus for me, eh?”

Fans in Lac La Biche gathered at a local ice rink to watch the game. Around 50 people were at the Bold Center for the viewing party, supporting their local hero. Free popcorn and cheap soda was being given out and was organized by Lac La Biche County councillor Dave Phillips after someone had suggested in on Facebook.

“This wasn’t my idea. One of the ladies suggested it on Facebook, and I just put my comment in that this was a great idea,” Phillips said.

The 7-4 win forced a Game 6 between the Canadiens and Rangers to battle for the Eastern Conference title. The Canadiens currently trail the series 3-2, facing the Rangers yet again on Thursday.


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