Fans riot, turn police cars over and attack police to celebrate the berth of the Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Finals
Thousands of Montreal Canadiens fans have turned over police cars, lit fireworks, and quarreled with cops outside the city’s Bell Center Arena since 1993, after Game 6 defeated Vegas on Thursday night. We celebrated the team’s first Stanley Cup Finals.
According to Global News Canada, Montreal police said 15 people were arrested, 60 tickets were given and two police officers were injured.
Eventually police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, but only after eight police cars were damaged and fans were arrested for everything from armed attacks and mischief to police obstruction. It didn’t become. Two police officers were slightly injured.
Police use Tiagas to disperse Montreal Canadians fans celebrating after Hub wins Game 6 in the NHL Semifinal against Las Vegas Golden Knights on Rene Levesque Boulevard in Montreal
Eight police cars were damaged after the Hubs victory, including several overturned
Canadiens fans light fireworks outside Bell Center after the first final berth since 1993
Men have an inflatable Stanley Cup while people clean up the area after police disbanded Montreal Canadiens fans outside Bell Center on Thursday night
Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate after Hubs wins Game 6 in the NHL semifinals with the Las Vegas Golden Knights
Canadiens fans lift traffic cones near Bell Center as they celebrate Thursday’s victory
Montreal was reportedly celebrating Quebec’s main holiday, the Fetedera San Jean Baptist, so the crowd grew wildly before the overtime victory (right). (Left) The crowd grew only after the victory and became more destructive
Police disband Montreal Canadiens fans celebrating after Hubs wins Game 6
In one video, a fan is seen kicking a police car after it has been turned over. The intermittent chanting of “I” can be heard from the crowd with a random cry of “Ares Rehab”, the team’s nickname abbreviated from the Quebec French settlers’ term “Rehabitant”.
Montreal was reportedly also celebrating Quebec’s main holiday, the Fetedera San Jean Baptist, so the crowd grew wildly before the overtime victory.
Pandemic restrictions and public health guidelines limited attendance at the Bell Center to 3,500 and required everyone to stay in the arena until the street fans disbanded.
The Canadians are ranked as one of the most successful franchises in the sport, winning the Stanley Cup 24 times in the NHL, but the franchise has won the title since defeating Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings in 1993. I have not.
After defeating Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night with an extended goal from Montreal Canadiens, the Canadians are waiting for the winner of Round 7 of the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.
Lightning is a defending champion, but the Islanders haven’t won the cup in four consecutive titles since 1983.
Montreal Canadiens scored an extended goal in a match scored by Artturi Lehkonen (not shown) against Vegas Golden Knights in Round 6 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs Stanley Cup Semifinals at Bell Center on Thursday. To celebrate.