Like many Vancouver hockey fans, Loraine Scott has been waiting 40 years for the Canucks to win a Stanley Cup.
She isn’t shy about her fandom, and is showing off her Canuck pride this playoffs with a rather unique haircut.
A few weeks ago, the silver-haired senior decided to get the Canucks logo shaved and dyed into the back of her head.
Given her history following the team, she may very well be the team’s No. 1 fan.
Scott came by her love for hockey from her favourite uncle, who introduced her to the game while growing up in the Okanagan. Some of her earliest memories were of listening to Foster Hewitt on Hockey Night in Canada on her radio.
When Vancouver was awarded an NHL team in 1970, Scott immediately began to follow the team, almost religiously. She has a room full of Canucks memorabilia, a shrine to the team.
Since moving to the Lower Mainland she’s been able to follow the team more closely, and managed to see at least one game live every round of the playoffs this year.
Scott works at the Jolly Coachman Pub in Pitt Meadows, where she organizes the pub’s hockey nights. As a senior, it’s important to stay active, she says, and to do so while cheering on the Canucks couldn’t be better.
“This is my dream job,” says Scott.
The haircut itself was done at Express Cuts in Pitt Meadows, and Scott hopes it brings the team good luck. After the last two losses to Boston, the Canucks need all the help they can get.
“I cried in ’82 and I cried in ’94,” she says. This time, she’s hoping to weep tears of joy.
“If they win, I’m getting a Canucks tattoo,” she says, pointing at her arm. “It’s been a great run. I really feel there’s something special about this team this year.”
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