Hundreds of dedicated Halifax Mooseheads fans made the trip to Saskatoon, counting down the time until the puck drops at the Memorial Cup final game.

There are an estimated 400 to 500 Mooseheads fans in Saskatoon for the Memorial Cup final.

In the hours leading up to the final against the Portland Winterhawks, dozens gathered to toast the major junior Mooseheads in their first ever bid to win the Memorial Cup.

Daryl Bourque and a group of Nova Scotia transplants made the six-and-a-half hour drive from Calgary to cheer on their team in Saskatoon.

Bourque said he feels incredibly proud that the Mooseheads have come so far. He said he's especially excited to see three of the NHL's top draft prospects — the Mooseheads' Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, as well as Winterhawks' Seth Jones — compete for major junior hockey glory.