Friday, October 12, 2012
AHL Season Kicks Off Tonight
No NHL, no problem. Well, no, still a huge problem, but at least starting Friday night there will be hockey night in America. The AHL kicks off their 77th season with seven games slated.
This season, Three if by Strike will be keeping an eye on a few teams -- the Connecticut Whale, Providence Bruins and Worcester Sharks. Being from Connecticut, seeing a hockey team in green gets me every time. The Whale finished 36-26-14 last season to make the playoffs. The P-Bruins will be the team most closely watched considering all the young talent that's ready to make the push to the NHL if it should return. They wrapped up their 2011-12 campaign with a 35-34-7 showing, missing the playoffs but stayed out of last place which went to the 31-33-12 Sharks.
NHL 13 can only provide so much hockey for me. Plus, with the great ticket deals going on, how can you not get into AHL hockey? Not to mention the ridiculous amount of fights that go on...
On Fridays, the Whale have $12 tickets, with $1 hot dogs and $2 beer. The Bruins have giveaways every Friday night, with $5 already off regular ticket prices. And for the Sharks, for $79 you can snag four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas. Count me in for all of that.