They came to see Quinn Hughes.
They are not disappointed.
Hughes wore a C team at the World Junior Tournament match against the United States on Saturday in the United States for a friendly in the first round of Vancouver Canucks in June.
He was the first opponent to the fans of the future hometown of the 19-year-old defender, who was in the United States for more than 4,000 American viewers to see his ability at the Langley Events Center.
Hughes found what they were looking for, as they did two goals in the first four minutes of the game.
Then they saw something unexpected.
Hughes was sentenced to a penalty of 14 minutes in a game and left the game in the third period 7:51, sticking to his teammate and his younger brother, Jack Hughes.
Following a suspicious hit of Jack, after the consensus No. 1 for the NHL project in 2019, Quinn went after choosing the Bruins project Jakub Lauko. After a bodycheck and two crosschecks and a 5-foot-10 Canucks perspective, altercation with great Czech forward.
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"I am [Lauko] he went to the game and saw it hit a few other kids ugly and did not really appreciate it, "Quinn Hughes told reporters after the game.
Hughes was in the footsteps of the crowd who valued his loyalty. 14 minutes in the penalty shootout this season Hughes was defeated. More popular with skating and skill, this season there are 20 points in 17 games between NCAA Division I defenders.
Hughes added: "The audience with the crowd was entertaining." This is more exciting with my position (with Canucks). "
Team USA is the best challenging challenge for the World Juniors, which will start at Vancouver and the Boxing Day in Victoria. The Americans looked good at the pre-tournament games, beat Russia 3-2 and defeated the Czechs 6-2.
USA announced the final order On Sunday morning, Canucks will join Tyler Madden's team in Hughes in the third round.
The final match against Canada against Rogers Arena on Sunday. They start the tournament on December 26 in Denmark.