Alouettes’ QB Vernon Adams Jr. cheering on Montreal Canadiens against ‘many doubters’

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has really taken to watching hockey during the Canadiens improbable trek to the Stanley Cup Final.

Adams Jr. has been following the Habs closely during the team’s run of series upsets in the NHL post-season.

“I’ve been following them all of the playoffs — it’s exciting to see. We had so many doubters, everybody was doubting us and all this stuff. I’m excited to see them doing good,” Adams Jr. said in a videoconference.

In 2019 as Adams Jr. was rising to stardom and solidifying his starter status on the football field, the charismatic signal caller attended Canadiens games at the Bell Centre. It was the first time he watched live hockey and the 28-year-old caught the passion immediately.

“I got to meet Shea Weber — it was awesome,” Adams Jr. said. “It was fun watching them play, a great environment. I know the fans love our hockey team, so it was awesome to see them going crazy.”

The streets in La Belle Province have been full of cheering Canadiens fans as the Habs play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993. That was also the last time Montreal or any other Canadian franchise won hockey’s holy grail.

Adams Jr. will be tuning in from his Montreal apartment as the Canadiens take on the defending champion Tampa Bay Lighting. The excitement should help his 14-day quarantine period prior to CFL training camp pass faster than it otherwise would.

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