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Cole Harbour set to 'explode' if Sidney Crosby and Penguins win Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby (87) carries the puck during the second period of Game 3 against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. Crosby has overcome serious career hurdles en route to third Stanley Cup Final.
Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby (87) carries the puck during the second period of Game 3 against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. Crosby has overcome serious career hurdles en route to third Stanley Cup Final.

COLE HARBOUR - At least one Cole Harbour bar is sure to “explode” Thursday night if hometown hero Sidney Crosby clinches the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins are one win away from taking home the Cup against the San Jose Sharks in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 in Pittsburgh at 9 p.m.

“Everybody I talk to around here is pretty excited and hope he brings it home,” Jamie Latter, owner of the Big Leagues Bar and Grill said Wednesday.

Latter said they’re expecting a full house of people crowding in to watch the game on TV, a local spot where Crosby has been “lots of times.”

“The place is going to explode. Hoping,” Latter said if Pittsburgh proves victorious.

But one face you won’t spot among those watching the game in public will be Cole Harbour councillor Lorelei Nicoll, who is “doing her part” by watching at home to keep up a tradition dating back to 2009 when the Penguins last won the Cup.

Nicoll said she was a newly elected at the time when the game was being shown at Cole Harbour Place and she wasn’t sure whether she should go or keep away. She decided to check it out - but the moment she stepped in the building the opposing team scored, and she said “I’m out of here.”

This year Nicoll said she might take it a step farther and not let her husband watch the game anywhere either in case it’s a “household thing.”

“I’ll have my fingers and toes crossed at the same time while I’m staying away,” Nicoll laughed.

The Penguins are one win away from taking home the Cup against the San Jose Sharks in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 in Pittsburgh at 9 p.m.

“Everybody I talk to around here is pretty excited and hope he brings it home,” Jamie Latter, owner of the Big Leagues Bar and Grill said Wednesday.

Latter said they’re expecting a full house of people crowding in to watch the game on TV, a local spot where Crosby has been “lots of times.”

“The place is going to explode. Hoping,” Latter said if Pittsburgh proves victorious.

But one face you won’t spot among those watching the game in public will be Cole Harbour councillor Lorelei Nicoll, who is “doing her part” by watching at home to keep up a tradition dating back to 2009 when the Penguins last won the Cup.

Nicoll said she was a newly elected at the time when the game was being shown at Cole Harbour Place and she wasn’t sure whether she should go or keep away. She decided to check it out - but the moment she stepped in the building the opposing team scored, and she said “I’m out of here.”

This year Nicoll said she might take it a step farther and not let her husband watch the game anywhere either in case it’s a “household thing.”

“I’ll have my fingers and toes crossed at the same time while I’m staying away,” Nicoll laughed.

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