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Canadiens Fans Throw Hats Onto Rene Bourque's Parents' Lawn

Rene Bourque's hat trick capped a wild Montreal win last night, and hats rained down on the Bell Centre ice. Around the same time, in Bourque's hometown of Lac La Biche, Alberta, some far-flung Habs fans gave Bourque's parents' lawn the same treatment.

The photo, by Christine Owchar, was shared on Twitter last night by @opinionated_mom (she tweeted it to the Canadiens and to the Prime Minister, which is adorable). Bourque is big news in Lac La Biche, where residents gather at the local ice rink for playoff viewing parties.


Bourque's father, Gary, was an Oilers fan before his son made the NHL. Now it's all Canadiens.

"It's always nice to see them win," Gary Bourque said. "But if he's part of the goal production or the assist, it's a bonus for him and I'm sure it's a bonus for me, eh?"

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