New Jersey Devils Fan Spotlight: Sarah From Red Bank


This week on our New Jersey Devils Fan Spotlight piece we are featuring Sarah Betros from Red Bank, NJ. Sarah, 23, is a huge Devils fan and can be seen around the concourse of Prudential Center toting gigantic cutouts of players’ heads such as Cory Schneider and Jaromir Jagr. Hockey is by far her favorite sport, but she grew up playing soccer as a child. Even though she can’t skate very well, she likes to go out and have a good time by singing and making people laugh. What’s interesting is that she was born and raised in New York so most of her family is composed of Rangers’ fans. I’m sure that dynamic was fun in 2012 wink wink.

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Here’s what Sarah had to say about her life as a Devils’ fan:

1) What made you become a Devils’ fan?

Well, when I was younger my mom’s boss gave us tickets to Devils games. I became hooked and been a fan ever since I was about 7/8 years old or so.

Sarah Betros made a collage to show her Devils’ pride including her cardboard cutouts of players.

2) What are your thoughts on the season so far?

This season, wow. Where do I begin? I mean when the season first started you know we were doing well. Hopes were high, now look where we are. Injuries, can’t hold a lead, can’t win a shootout and a coaching change. It’s been a rollercoaster so far with ups and downs, but I support this team no matter what. I’m hoping we make playoffs this year and if we don’t well.. there’s always next year. Haha!

3) Who is your favorite current Devil? Favorite former Devil? Why?

This has to be one of the hardest questions to answer. My favorite current Devil… I’m torn between Cory Schneider and Jaromir Jagr, but I would have to go with Jagr. He’s a legend and an amazing player. One of the best in NHL history! He may be old but the dude can still play! Let’s be real. He brings joy to the team and laughter and we need that.

Former New Jersey Devils player and I can’t believe I’m saying this. The word “former” in regards to Martin Brodeur. He is a legend and an outstanding goaltender. He’s one of the main reasons why we have three Stanley Cups. I mean I couldn’t have said anyone else.

4) What’s your favorite part of attending Devils games? If you haven’t been able to make it out to any games, do you have any plans of doing so in the future? What are you looking forward to?

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My favorite part of Devils games other than watching the game itself is actually meeting new people. Being able to meet new friends and you know all of us have that passion for hockey and the Devils. That is what makes the atmosphere great, which is also why I bring  my cardboard cutouts so everyone can take photos with them and enjoy it as much as I do. It has got a lot of attention from people at games, the NHL and I’m glad!

5) What’s the most memorable game you’ve ever been at, or remember watching on television?

Since I was little and don’t remember in too much detail, I would have to say playoff games during the 1999-2000 season. I remember having really good seats behind Marty and being with my mom, dad and brother. Hearing the thunder sticks and being able to witness players like Scott Stevens, Sergei Brylin, Patrik Elias, Jeff Friesen, and Marty in his younger years. I look back at it now and can say I was a really lucky child. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Here’s to more memories of Devils hockey!

Thanks to Sarah (@SarahEastcoast) for taking her time to share her fandom with us. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming article, contact us on Twitter (@PitchforkedPuck) or Facebook. Enjoy the All-Star Break everybody!