Hockey Unleashes The Dark Side at Star Wars Night
So, for a long time, it was my job to follow the Boston Bruins around the world.
And, from time to time, the worlds of pop culture and ice hockey collided.
Often with a hilarious force (or Force)….
Meet Darth Quaider
For the Bruins, back in the day, it was the birth of Darth Quaider:
— #FreeAgentHair (@AdamMcQuaidsHai) February 19, 2013
Adam McQuaid recounts how he was given the "Darth Quaider" nickname in 2011:https://t.co/t7mwgF5NIq
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 18, 2015
And, as clichéd as it sounds, Adam McQuaid is one of the nicest people I ever met in hockey – his mom even made me turkey dinner when I visited up in Prince Edward Island.
— Non-Analytic (@STHinSouthFL) January 13, 2017
Anyway, and I am burying the lead here, but the Dark Side is strong in hockey.
Turn your attention to Liberty Hockey and their Star Wars night.
An annual tradition:
— Liberty Hockey (@LibertyHockey) February 8, 2018
This year the club went Dark Side:
— Liberty Hockey (@LibertyHockey) February 9, 2020
And, as one of my friends on Facebook posted, “Way better than an end zone dance…”
— Liberty Hockey (@LibertyHockey) February 10, 2020
Senior defenseman Basil Reynolds then led Liberty’s bench in a signature “Star Wars Night” goal celebration, channeling Darth Vader to put his collective teammates in a choke hold before releasing them from his grip as they fell simultaneously to their backs.
As they might say rink side, “Beauty, eh?”