Stanley Cup Final hits big screen

PORT McNEILL-Gate House Theatre will follow Willie Mitchell's chase for the Cup Saturday; tickets by donation

PORT McNEILL—Thanks to the combined efforts of Terry Ruth Eissfeldt and Shaw Communications, local hockey fans can watch hometown favourite Willie Mitchell continue his efforts to to hoist the Stanley Cup Saturday on the 40-foot screen at Gate House Theatre.

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be shown at the theatre at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 and the cost is by donation.

“It will be a family friendly place for people to come and watch the game,” said Eissfeldt, of the Gate House Community Association, the non-profit society that operates the theatre. “People can bring kid-friendly snacks, and the concession will also be open.”

Eissfeldt was initially contacted by friends in the community about the possibility of showing Wednesday’s Game 4. But the theatre’s satellite system was not in operation, and she and officials at Shaw spend two-and-a-half hours on the phone fast-tracking activation of the account to make Saturday’s game available.

Mitchell and the Los Angeles Kings hold a 3-1 series lead over New Jersey and are one win away from claiming the Cup. Should the Devils win Saturday and extend the series, Eissfeldt promises the theatre will be back in operation for Game 6.

“We’ll keep it going until Willie gets his hands on the Cup,” she said.

 

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