So there was no way she was going to let Saturday's tilt, the swansong for the Bearcats at the 48-year-old arena, pass by without taking up her usual place along the corner glass.
"Definitely not," the 69-year-old Valley resident said, equipped with her cowbell and program placed on the ledge of the boards in front of her. "It's the last game and (long-time security guard) Joe Rector's retirement."
She wasn't alone.
More than 1,100 fans passed through the doors of the arena for its final junior A contest before the Bearcats move to the shiny, new, $48-million Rath EastLink Community Centre March 2. The turnout was well above the average of 566 this season and there was no mistaking why.
"It's the last game the Bearcats are going to play here so I thought it was a pretty big deal and I wanted to be part of some sort of history," Jake Walters, a 16-year-old Truro resident, who also regularly attends games, said.
Rector, an 81-year-old Onslow resident who had worked security at the rink for the past 46 years and who was working his final game Saturday, was honoured by the Bearcats and stadium staff prior to dropping the ceremonial opening faceoff.
Then a pretty darn good hockey game got underway between a pair of teams duking it out for first place in the Maritime Junior Hockey League's EastLink Division.
Truro grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the first period before the Yarmouth Mariners knotted the game with two of their own in the second.
The third period and a five-minute overtime solved nothing before Bearcats defenceman Zach Evans-Renaud scored in the shootout to send the crowd into a frenzy. His teammates flooded onto the ice to celebrate before saluting the raucous crowd by raising their sticks.
It's that type of atmosphere that Salmon River's Ryan Thibeau said he likes about Colchester Legion Stadium's close quarters.
"Oh the place just rocks (when a good crowd comes)," the 28-year-old said. "I think it's been a good home for them. It's a nice facility for the age of it and the ice always seems to be great."
Coming to the Lorne Street arena to watch the Bearcats is something Walters said he's going to miss. It's been the only home for the team since he started attending games as a young boy.
"It's pretty much tradition," he said. "On Saturday night, 7 o'clock, you come to the stadium."
But Walters said he feels the move to RECC will be a good one for the Bearcats.
"I think it's going to be a good upgrade," he said. "It's probably one of the nicest facilities the junior teams have and it's a big step for them. I'll be at the first one for sure."
It was a bittersweet night for Bearcats forward Daniel Perigo. The 18-year-old grew up playing his minor hockey in the building and said although he was happy with the game's result, he was unsure of his feelings about playing his last competitive game there.
"I don't know really what to think right now," he said outside the dressing room, the Bearcats logo already removed from the door. "It hasn't really set in but there's a lot of memories in this rink and it's going to be hard to forget them that's for sure."
You can bet Saturday's game will be one of them.
"It was good," he said. "We weren't sure what the turnout was going to be like but after tonight hopefully we can transfer that to the new rink."