Welp, I guess I’m officially a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League fan now.
Mainly because I just witnessed one of the most glorious celebrations I’ve ever seen at any level of sports.
According to Global News, 20-year-old Thomas Belgarde on the Acadie Bathurst Titan had the ultimate celebration Wednesday night after his team’s triple-overtime playoff win over the Halifax Mooseheads.
The St-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec native can be seen downing a fan’s beer as he exited the stadium following the dramatic victory.
I mean hell, who can blame him? It was a grueling game that lasted five hours, and didn’t end ’til midnight. I’d need to knock off the edge too.
Of course, nobody that young could get away with a celebration like that in America, as the legal drinking age is only 19-years-old in Canada, so we gotta respect a move like this.
The Titan won the game 4-3, and the five hour span broke the record for the longest game in Moosehead’s 28-year existence, closing at 116 minutes and 14 seconds.
The Mooseheads won the first two games of the series, but have lost the last two to the Titan in the best of five series.
The rubber match was supposed to happen last night, but after the long span of Wednesday night’s game, it will now be played tonight.