Islanders fans adopt wrestling's YES! chant
A popular wrestling chant has become an integral part of Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum.
Islanders fans have adopted WWE superstar Daniel Bryan's "YES!" chant as a goal celebration at home games. The Coliseum plays "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani following Islanders goals. Immediately after, the fans in unison scream "YES! YES! YES!" and pump their arms.
Now, the Islanders themselves are taking notice.
"I didn't really notice it until two weeks ago, but once I did, I started looking forward to hearing it," says Kyle Okposo. "It's pretty cool that they started it."
The players have also started joining in.
"The fans love it," says Matt Martin. "I guess we hop in there now, and we can all do it together."