Dahlin sure did. The young defenseman was running around the streets like a kid in a candy store as he greeted fans. He was also mistaken for a fan himself, before the crowd pointed out he was a player and he rejoined the parade.
It was a sea of green and yellow in downtown Rain City, where the parade ended and the speeches took place.
“I can’t even see toward the end,” Draisitl commented.
That’s what happens when a team wins its second AFHL Cup in four years.
“It just shows how great of a sports city this is,” Dahlin said. “Unbelievable.”
Before the festivities heated up, the bands Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters entertained the crowd. There were also several renditions of “We Are The Champions”.,
One of the touching moments was Victor Arvidsson walking in the street hand-in-hand with his daughter. Later, while on stage, he took off his shirt and wore a Swedish flag.
One of the biggest cheers was for Rain City Coach / GM Jason Henley who was having a grand time on the fire truck, dancing, posing and even drinking out of a shoe.
“I lost any ability to speak English after the parade,” Henley quipped.