Shooting for Mile high

ROB BRODIE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

The Stanley Cup final is 60 minutes away.

And Shane Currey wants Senators fans to unite like never before to celebrate the greatest moment -- so far, at least -- in modern franchise history.

The 19-year-old from Ottawa is spearheading an online drive to 'Make Elgin Street the Sens Mile' after each playoff victory. They're taking a cue from the Red Mile made famous during the Calgary Flames' drive to the final in 2004, and the party zone Edmonton's Whyte Ave. became when the Oilers got there last year.

"We don't have enough fans getting out together and celebrating," said Currey, whose Facebook group 'I Am An Ottawa Senators Fan' has attracted 12,000-plus members in just six months.

PARTY STARTS AT 10

"I was in Buffalo on Saturday (for Game 2) and they had 7,000 people watching the game on the big screen. Calgary had the Red Mile.

"We need to get something going here."

If the Senators oblige by sweeping the Sabres with a win at Scotiabank Place tonight, Currey wants the mass display of support to begin right after the game.

He's posted a Facebook 'event' that lists the start time at 10 p.m. on the corner of Elgin and MacLaren streets.

"We want to get as many people as we can down on Elgin St.," said Currey, an insurance/investment adviser with D.S. Currey and Son Insurance.

"Maybe we can close the street and march down to Parliament Hill."

The idea for a Sens Mile came up on discussion boards within the group. Currey, who's listed as its general manager, has taken it upon himself to push the idea.

"I've had people saying to me, 'if somebody is going to do something, it has to be you,' " he said. "Now I'm the guy taking the reins."

The Facebook community has helped Currey quickly spread the word.

"It's almost instant," he said. "It's like the new e-mail."

Though they're obviously too far away to join the fun tonight, Facebook also lists Sens fan groups in both Vancouver and Edmonton.

Maybe our team really is becoming Canada's team.


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