The Glee star cheers on the Vancouver Canucks – with Lea Michele by his side

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
May 02, 2013 12:55 PM
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Cory Monteith is out and about again – and cheering for the home team.

The Glee star, 30, who completed a return trip to rehab last month, was spotted supporting his beloved Vancouver Canucks hockey team last night in his Canadian hometown along with ever-supportive girlfriend and costar Lea Michele, 26. It’s the first time the pair has been seen together since they were briefly spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on April 26 shortly after his release.

Last night, the duo looked completely immersed in the action on the rink, rising to their feet and excitedly cheering while waving a team towel and decked out in Canucks jerseys and hats for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the San Jose Sharks at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.

Michele Tweeted a photo of herself wearing Canucks fan gear before the game. Cory retweeted her message and also Tweeted, simply, #gocanucksgo two hours later. They were his first Tweets since April 26, when he wrote “sending out big love to everyone. thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!”

It’s no surprise Michele is so enthusiastic in her support for her beau’s favorite team – she seems behind him in every way.

“She would have been very supportive and encouraging for him to seek treatment,” a Monteith source told PEOPLE last month. “It seems like she is a very steady hand.”

Despite the enthusiasm for their hockey team, the Canucks eventually lost to the Sharks 3-1, and both Michele and Monteith were spotted putting their heads in their hands.

But all is not lost for the star’s favorite team. The playoff series resumes tomorrow.