For a supposedly “hockey mad” city, the biggest game in town hasn’t attracted many of the masses looking for a hockey fix.
Cynthia Wallace has the hot hand. The Ottawa Shooting Star guard has drained four free throws in a row and is on a roll. Unfortunately, it’s not the final seconds of the fourth quarter, but the basketball team’s last practice before the season opener Saturday against the Gloucester Wolverines.
The 92nd Grey Cup may be in the books for another year, but one event outside the big game touched the hearts of Ottawa’s football fans.
Seated in his hotel lobby, sporting a black baseball cap with an orange cat’s-paw print and chatting casually with a couple of teammates, this football star might be mistaken for just another of Ottawa’s crazed Grey Cup fans.