Hockey Crowd Assists 8-year-old National Anthem Singer

Eight-year-old Elizabeth Hughes sang the National Anthem at an AHL Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning’s affiliate) game against the Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers’ affiliate) last Friday night.

When the sound system went down, the crowd picked her up by helping her finish the remainder. Elizabeth remained calm during her unnerving moment in the spotlight.  Players from both teams joined in the singing and recognized the young singer with a stick tap at the end.

The Admirals have invited her back to perform at another game.



  1. So touching… Must have meant the world to this little girl for the crowd to get behind her spontaneously when the sound system crack. We, even the sports fans are capable of great things. Cheers to the fans…

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