The Colorado Avalanche are finally back to playing hockey for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup in games that count!

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It all starts tonight with a banner-raising ceremony shortly and then playing against the Chicago Blackhawks in the season opener

On Tuesday, the reigning Stanley Cup champions’ Twitter account went off on a random commenter after the fan questioned the team’s ‘National Coming Out Day’ on the LGBT calendar

“Happy National Coming Out Day! No matter if you’re out or not, who you are is valid and you are always welcome here,” the Avalanche’s post read

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, who is on injured reserve, was introduced to the surprise of a number of fans

The players remained on the ice when Blink-182's bassist and singer Mark Hoppus walked onto the ice to hype up the crowd

The crowd sang as the arena video board played a montage of fans celebrating the team's championship

Players walked into a new dressing room and were instantly met with questions about an evening that had been years in the making