By Ned Bekavac
One tough day at the office wasn’t going to erase a magical season for these Guelph Storm supporters.
“They’re amazing. They should be so proud of themselves,” said Storm fan Karen Sweigard, not long after the team suffered a heartbreaking end to their 2013-2014 season, a 6-3 loss to Edmonton in the Memorial Cup finals Sunday in London.
“The sun will rise again tomorrow,” said fellow Storm supporter Chuck Koch.
Guelph entered the game as a huge favourite to many, but were outplayed and outscored by the Western Hockey League champs.
Sweigard and Koch were two of a big throng of Storm fans who made the trek to London to watch their beloved team shoot for the franchise’s first ever Memorial Cup.
Koch was sporting a No. 17 Tyler Bertuzzi Storm jersey at the game, while Sweigard was rocking the No. 9 Robby Fabbri threads. Both are Storm season ticket holders.
While they felt their team was the superior one overall at the Memorial Cup, the finals proved why – as they say – they play the game.
“I think we had the better team,” said Koch. “But Edmonton played a better game (today).”
“They wanted it more,” said Sweigard.
“They simply were hungrier,” said Koch.