Faith in our Rangers

I had the honour of being one of the first Suite Hostesses hired when the suites first opened. We hosted so many armature and pro-athletes, families and business people, dignitaries and celebrities. My favourite night was during the 2008 OHL Final, when I had the pleasure of hosting for Jacques Martin, then the Florida Panthers head coach (before our beloved Pete DeBoer took over the position the next season).

Our Rangers were guaranteed a spot in the Memorial Cup, as we were the hosts that year, but simply going was never going to be enough for us Ranger fans: we wanted the win. I remember the Rangers won the first 3 games, but then lost the next 3 to Belleville. When he entered the suite that night, Jacques asked me what I thought the outcome of the game would be. I told him I had faith in our Rangers - but Jacques was not as confident in our boys. Of course, our Rangers pulled through with a 4-1 win. On his way out for the evening, Jacques winked and said "I never should have doubted you".

- Jen Stagg-Schaefer

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