The Saskatoon Blades seventh straight win isn’t the highlight of Saturday’s game for one couple in the stands.
Arwyn Palongayak-Landry got down on one knee and proposed to Gabrielle Abraham during the game against the Kootenay Ice.
Palongayak-Landry told 650 CKOM Sunday he had some help from a good friend and the staff at SaskTel Centre to make it happen.
“They actually did a game for me, a made up contest in the second period,” he said. “They called it ‘Last Fan Standing’ and, of course, it was me and that’s when I popped the question.”
Palongayak-Landry said having all eyes on him made things extra nerve-wracking, but it worked out in the end.
“I just remember him getting down on one knee and I was freaking out,” Abraham said. “I didn’t hear anything or anyone else around me.”
Abraham described the proposal as a total surprise.
For Palongayak-Landry, it was the end of a month-long journey.
He bought the ring in December and had a plan to proposed over Christmas, but it didn’t quite work out.
“We left in a hurry to get to Gabrielle’s hometown (in the Meadlow Lake area) and I forgot the ring at our apartment,” the 25-year-old said.
The couple, who are going to school in Saskatoon, plan to finish their education before getting married.