Diehard Canucks fan, age 97, attends first live game

At 97 years of age, diehard Vancouver Canucks fan Evelyn Edwards of Abbotsford was thrilled at the chance to attend her first Canucks game.

Evelyn Edwards (right) was thrilled to experience her first live Vancouver Canucks game with Brittany Krause.

Evelyn Edwards (right) was thrilled to experience her first live Vancouver Canucks game with Brittany Krause.

At 97 years of age, diehard Vancouver Canucks fan Evelyn Edwards of Abbotsford was thrilled at the chance to attend her first Canucks game last week.

Edwards is a resident of a seniors home in Abbotsford, where an employee named Brittany Krause took note of her passion for the local NHL team. Krause approached George Gray, a Canucks season ticket holder, who donated tickets for the Jan. 4 home game vs. the Minnesota Wild.

Edwards, holding a sign that read “97 and still waiting for the Cup,” was featured on the big screen as the fan of the game. She was presented with a game-worn jersey signed by Canucks forward Andrew Ebbett, and had a chance to meet famed spinal cord-injury activist Rick Hansen, who was honoured earlier at the game.