Mass. native to face off against Bruins in Stanley Cup

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May 29, 2011, 12:18 pm

(NECN: Scot Yount, Swampscott, Massachusetts) - When the Canucks beat the Sharks to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, Vancouver went nuts. But nobody was more excited than Rich and Sue Schneider.  

"It's gonna be interesting when I wear my Canucks hat into the garden," said Rich Schneider.

They are life long Bruins fans, but blood is thicker than anything so they will be rooting for the  Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup. 
That's because their younger son Cory is a goalie for the Canucks. A former Boston College star, he grew up in Marblehead living and breathing hockey. His fourth grade art tells the tale. The bobble head in the family dining room lets you know they are extremely proud of their son who is super pleased to be playing for the cup. They've even turned a few other locals into Canucks fans.

"He has sort of been the Marblehead kid and even one of the check out people at a grocery store said 'Go Canucks!'" laughed the goalie's mother Sue.

The Schneiders tells they think it will be a good series.

"I think he feels like they have a good shot at doing it and it will be fun no matter what happens, he will enjoy the chance to be in the garden and playing against the Bruins," said Sue Schneider.

There is no doubt that Bruins hockey is in this family's blood, but what else are they gonna do?

"We been season ticket holders for the Bruins since the 1980s, but the chance of having our son's name on the Stanley Cup means we have to root for the Canucks," said an excited Rich Schneider.

Tags: Stanley Cup, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Swampscott, Scot Yount, Cory Schneider
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