Andrew Ference to fans: Thanks for screaming ‘Shoot!’


Hockey fans are great, most of the time.

But not like any other group, there are those who make everyone look bad. You can usually spot them by a few habits:

  • Banging on the glass. Relentlessly.
  • Doing the wave (seriously, how is that still happening?).
  • Holding up a sign that makes it impossible for the fans behind them to see.
  • Uh, this.
  • Yelling “Shooooooooot.”

OK, sometimes there’s that little voice in all of us that says that.

It doesn’t make it any less obnoxious, and sidelined Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference poked fun at it in the video above for CBC’s “The Irrelevant Show.”

The sarcasm is great, and the well-time close-ups might be even better.

Last night’s Skills Competition might have been the height of players showing the lighter side of the sport (it is a game after all), but stuff like this never gets old.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering … no, this isn’t the most, um, flippant he’s ever been toward hockey fans.