A moment of silence
Any time there’s a moment of silence in a large, usually noisy place, it gives me chills. Seeing large crowds of people, particularly when it’s a crowd of excited sports fans, coming together in silence is incredible.
Last night at the Bell Centre, that’s exactly what happened. The crowd of fans and the teams all stood or sat in silence for a minute to offer their respect and sadness for Laura Gainey, daughter of Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Bob Gainey. Laura was swept off the deck of a ship by a rogue wave last Friday; the Coast Guard searched for 70 hours but never recovered her body.
Obviously, Bob Gainey wasn’t in attendance at last night’s game but he sent his thanks to everyone for their support in his difficult time. The Canadiens went on to beat the Bruins last night.