Minor-league hockey was great. As we assumed, there were reasonably priced tickets, good seats in a small arena, a friendly crowd, and a lively game. There were also lots of silly minor-league promotions, including a shootout from someone in the crowd - and they did play "Raise A Little Hell". (Thanks Wrye and Trevor!)
Because we work on the weekends, I don't know how many games we'll ever see, but I would do it again before baseball season starts.
A friendly man sitting next to me coached us on some strategy. He coaches his daughter's team: she's 7, and this is her fourth year of hockey. Wow.
I wish I had brought my camera, if only to get a picture of the Mississauga Ice Dogs' mascot, Blue. (Scroll down for Baby Blue.) It seems so appropriate that our local team has a canine name. Their community hockey team is the Ice Puppies. Love it.
Oh yeah, the Ice Dogs lost, 4-2.
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When Allan wakes up, he's going to guest-post. He read some commentary on the results of the election, asked me my opinion, and I suggested we throw it out to you all.
He's sleeping in before his long work weekend (39 hours in 3 days), so check back later.