Hockey. It's one of my FAVORITE sports ever. Ok - it's my favorite sport period. There's nothing like it. The chill of the arena, the sound of the puck hitting the boards and sticks, the tension in the atmosphere when things are getting heated on the ice! Anyone who knows me knows that the fights are my favorite part. Just something about once the puck hits the ice and two players just give each other the stare down and off comes the gloves! LOVE IT!
So last week, my company offered everyone free tickets to the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks game. There was no way that I was going to let this pass up and it's a good thing I didn't. Our seats were 12 rows up from the ice!
(Below) Jaromir Jagr. I think he floats on the ice. That probably doesn't sound very manly. Well, he's absolute perfection out there. As he should be, he's had one heck of a career. I remember watching him as a kid and now I get the pleasure of having him play just down the highway! He alone is a reason to go to the Stars games. The Stars have a great line-up this year. How awesome it is to look back 20 years from now and say that you had the pleasure of watching some of these hockey legends play. Come on folks - get out there!
All teams do some fun things during the intermissions but my ultimate favorite is watching the kids get out there and shoot some goals. It's pretty special! Imagine how excited you would be if you could shoot on during a professional game?! (Plus, they looks super cute in their hockey equipment!)
Also during intermission. Those zamboni's. If there's anyway that I can ride/drive the Zamboni during one of these games = dream come true! They look like a lot of fun. I wonder how you get that job anyway?!
Hey! There's Marty Turco (below)! Stars legendary goalie!
The Stars lost the game 4-3. It was a close one! Go get 'em next time boys!
If you are interested in going to a regular hockey game, the ticket prices are reasonable and I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. I've sat on the upper level against the wall - still good! Get out there and support your local teams!