Hockey During a Lockout?

If you can believe it, there is still hockey being played in Anaheim even though the NHL has locked out its players. The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks played the Grand Rapid Griffins last night at the Pond, but they belong to the American Hockey League (AHL) a minor league of the NHL.

Being the night before Thanksgiving the game attracted a larger crowd then usual. At the box office we had to get standing room only tickets in the lower bowl, mainly due to the fact that the Pond management only opened one section of upper level seating to fans at the value price of 8 bucks. Standing room wasn’t half-bad as it felt like something out of the movie Slap Shot. Wild Wing and the Mighty Duck Cheerleaders acted as if it was a normal NHL season game by going around and finding fans willing to make fun of themselves. Even the entertainment before face offs was based on the show WKRP in Cincinnati and the jumbotron showed clips from previous Duck

1 Comment so far

  1. Will Randall (unregistered) on November 28th, 2004 @ 5:04 pm

    I was waiting for the Hanson brothers to come onto the ice at one point. It was the best hockey game at the Pond since game 4 of the Stanley Cup.

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