Tuesday night before Game Six, the Ottawa Senators held a moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester, England terrorist attack.
After an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, 22 people died and 59 others were wounded by a suicide attack held at Britain’s Manchester Arena. Children were among the dead. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Despite being an ocean apart, the Senators still showed solidarity with the Brits.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we ask that you now stand and remove your hats for a moment of silence in honor of the victims of last night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom,” PA announcer Stu Schwartz said to the crowd.
You could hear a pin drop inside Canadian Tire Centre.
The capital city of Canada takes senseless violence like this seriously because it has scars of its own. In October 2014, a series of shootings occurred at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The ISIL-inspired terrorist attack killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the Canadian National War Memorial.
After the moment of silence, teenaged singer Brenden MacGowan, who gained national fame from the Canadian version of The Voice, sang the national anthems.
This combined to make a powerful and heartfelt pregame ceremony in Ottawa.
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