It was an emotional night for the Steelers family on Saturday as the club came together to celebrate the life of Vicki Thomas, wife of former Steeler Mark Thomas.
Vicki lost her battle against Breast cancer last Monday and with the Thomas family in attendance, the Steelers fans showed their support in an amazing 44 second roar of heartfelt emotion.
Steelers players wore special “Hockey Fights Cancer” warm-up shirts with the entire set being raffled off with proceeds donated to Mark and his two children Bailey and Harley.
Before a puck was dropped silence fell around the arena as the two teams lined up on the blueline.
Photo’s of Mark and Vicki, many of them celebrating Steelers championships were played on the big screen whilst a tribute to Vicki was read out.
Both teams held the “Thomas #44 shirts” as the crowd cheered for Vicki for an emotional 44 seconds.
Watch the Steelers ceremony again on the video below.