Four guys from Peterborough—Mark Million, Andrew Marshall, Barrett McKinnon and Pat McAuley—exhibited some kind of courage by venturing to the Winnipeg Jets game Tuesday night (May 1st) wearing their Nashville yellow to cheer on the Predators.
Mark Million, Andrew Marshall, Barrett McKinnon and Pat McAuley
The guys were booed relentlessly at this "Peterborough in the 'Peg'" sojourn by the sea of white there to cheer on their Jets at Bell MTS Place, but it was a great adventure for the boys to experience this.
"The people in Winnipeg were vocal with their displeasure of our colour choice," Pat McAuley tells PTBOCanada. "They were openly booing and yelling at us—all in good fun though, as they very respectful and nice people."
They certainly didn't go unnoticed outside the arena either. Indeed, the hugely popular website Reddit posted about them under the headline "4 Nashville fans showed up to Winnipeg's "White Out"'.
For perspective, here they are in the sea of white...
"The atmosphere at the game was second to none," adds McAuley, who is not only a huge Preds fan but also a great buddy of the Preds captain—Peterborough's Mike Fisher. "Our ears were buzzing from the crowd noise. It was a night we'll never forget."
The boys were even photographed with one of Winnipeg's finest at the game, who ribbed them in good fun.
A Winnipeg police officer with the guys
While the Jets won the game—coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win 7-4—the guys from Peterborough won the arena.