The Elmira Enforcers were on thin ice, Saturday night in their fourth Commissioner’s Cup finals game against the Carolina Thunderbirds.
The questions fans had, would the Enforcers continue onto game five, or would it all end that evening?
The Elmira Enforcers are less than one-year-old, but they managed to reach the finals of the Federal Hockey League.
The Enforcers had one finals-game win and Carolina had two before Saturday. Fans were hoping their team would bring home cup.
“I’m extremely excited right now because we won last night and hopefully can get this back to Carolina for Game 5,” Zachary Potter, an Enforcers fan at the game, said. “I’ll lose my mind if we win. If we lose, I’ll immediately start planning and get started for next season.”
Thunderbirds fans drove for hours from Winston-Salem to Elmira to see game four. One of them was Dawn Hall.
“We support our Thunderbirds 100 percent. We had a nine hour drive and it was well worth it,” Hall said. “If we win tonight, that’s our third game and we win the championship and we’re going home with the cup!”
The Carolina Thunderbirds defeated the Enforcers, 4-3, winning the Commissioner’s Cup.