Last season hockey fans were introduced to the phenomena known as ‘The Puppy Challenge.’
Children made posters and put them on the glass during warmups to show their favorite NHL players that they’d get a dog if said player scored during the game
Both Bobby Ryan and Cam Atkinson came through when put to the test.
In Vancouver on Wednesday night, Bo Horvat received the first Puppy Challenge of 2017; however, it was slightly different. The child above asked specifically for a wiener dog (or for you AKC buffs, a dachshund).
That’s a short-haired version. There are also long-haired breeds.
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10. Kevin Spacey the newest, most excited Florida Panthers fan
The ‘Spacey in Space’ sweatshirt donned by the Florida Panthers became a league-wide phenomena in the 2015-16 season. Even Kevin Spacey, whose likeness is on the sweatshirt, got in on the fun by sending videos to play on the jumbotron during games.
He finally attended a game in Sunrise in March. The crowd was outfitted with Spacey’s face on a stick and the actor donned one too until the big reveal.
For a decorated actor such as Spacey, this appeared to be one of the most joyous moments of his life.