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A selection of quotes about Wednesday night's hockey riots in Vancouver

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A selection of quotes about Wednesday night's hockey riots in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER - A collection of what was said about the riots that erupted in Vancouver after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final:

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"It's terrible," Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said, shaking his head. "This city and province has a lot to be proud of, the team we have and the guys we have in here. It's too bad."

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"This isn't what the Canucks are about. This isn't what their fans are about, this isn't what this city is about." -- Chad McMillan, 31, a lifelong Canucks fan.

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"You celebrate the good times and you prepare for the bad times and that's exactly what we've done. Unfortunately, the tables have turned tonight." -- Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness.

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"It's kind of expected, but, I don't know—it's kind of embarrassing in a way. But it kind of shows our passion in a way, if you think about it." -- Brandon Sinclair, 18.

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"I’m really disappointed that we lost, but I’m actually more disappointed in some of the things that I hear are going on in the city. The people that are out there doing that, to me they’re not fans."—Paul McCallum, B.C. Lions kicker and Vancouver native in Calgary.

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"What is most disappointing and disturbing is that we have spectators who will not go home. We need everyone to pay attention, we need them to leave the downtown and they need to stop treating this as a spectator sport. This is a dangerous situation where people need to go home."—B.C. Solicitor General Shirley Bond.

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"We have a small number of hooligans on the streets of Vancouver causing problems. It's absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver."—Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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"We have had an extraordinary run in the playoff, great celebration. What's happened tonight is despicable."—Robertson.

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"Disappointing night for sure, but let’s not make things worse. Time to go home." _ B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

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A selection of quotes about Wednesday night's hockey riots in Vancouver