I live across the street from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. So, my access to live hockey has increased tremendously. I've never been much of a hockey fan. More like a casual observer. I do have fond childhood memories of watching Hockey Night in Canada with Don Cherry. Playoff hockey is always fun to watch. The Rochester Americans are fun to watch too. I've been to games in the past but didn't like watching slow uninspired hockey. To my amateur eye, though, the games we've attended in the past year are anything but slow and uninspired.
My one gripe is that hockey tickets are expensive. Baseball, my favorite spectator sport, is cheaper. Having said that, hockey fans are fun to watch and listen to. C.J. Smith and Nick Baptiste are fun players to watch. I'll continue to try to get cheaper tickets and sit at various seats in the stadium to get the whole hockey experience.
Last night is the closest we have sat to the ice. I'd love to sit in the first row to photograph hits into the board and the passionate fans who pound on the glass. It would be even better to be able to wander around the stadium and photograph the fans like I am able to do during baseball games. Anyone at the Rochester Amerks reading this who can make that happen?