Sunday, October 26, 2008

Week of Hockey

About a month ago, Alex had the opportunity to play open hockey at the Xcel Energy Center where the Minnesota Wild (NHL team) plays. He was very excited to skate on professional ice. (Alex is standing between the "E" and "N" of "Energy.)

Alex is sitting in the Visitor's box waiting to get back on the ice. He started listing off all of the famous NHL players that have been in that box. #1 on the list Wayne Gretzky (his idol).

All smiles after skating a great game. 2 goals and an assist . . . Suit him up Wild!

So if that wasn't enough we had the opportunity to go to the Wild's preseason games the next 2 nights against the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres. At the Buffalo Sabres game we were 3 rows from the glass.

I was hoping to see a fight since were so close but no such luck. 

The Wild and Sabres tied the game and played in overtime. The Wild won! It was a great first NHL experience for myself. 

1 comment:

Kristan said...

Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby (of the Pittsburgh Penguins) are like the only two hockey names I know, lol...

Def. cool that he got to skate on pro ice!