All the Winnipeg Jets' players had to do to get the juices going for Game 3 of their Western Conference series with the Anaheim Ducks Monday night was take a step outside the dressing room and listen.
Nearly two decades of pent-up playoff excitement was unleashed inside the MTS Centre, which sounded more like an avalanche than a whiteout.
Tickets for the first playoff game in Winnipeg since 1996 sold out in five minutes, and the fans who had spent nearly two decades watching from the sidelines wanted to let the hockey world know they were back.
Perhaps the loudest moment was during the singing of the Canadian national anthem. Jets fans normally accent the words "true north" in honour of the team's ownership group, but this time they added even more enthusiasm.
Fans continued cheering well after the puck was dropped, and the place nearly blew up after Lee Stempniak scored the first playoff goal in Winnipeg since Norm Maciver's in April 1996.
Stempniak put the Jets out to a 1-0 lead at 9:38 of the first period, and the sound that rang out resembled the rumble of a jumbo jet
The record for the loudest sporting event was set last September by nearly 80,000 spectators at the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium. Guinness World Records acknowledged the crowd noise reached 142.2 dbA.
Following Stempniak's tally, the Winnipeg crowd reached 124 dbA. A sizeable gap from the record, but impressive considering there were 65,000 fewer fans in attendance.
Amazing ~ the loudest hockey fans live in Winnipeg!!
Thank you to CBC for the above information