Well, day 2 is under way and the atmosphere is getting better and better by the minute. Squirt AA/AAA has just started with the Bender City Selects facing off against the Colorado Crash Test Dummies. These teams look really even, and the parents of both squads have added some electricity to the Arena Rink this afternoon. Currently the Crash Test Dummies are clinging to a 2-1 lead late in the 2nd period. In earlier action today we saw Black Ice take down the Blast 96 in the Bantam AAA division 8-2, FTB beat the La-Tex Snipers 6-1 in Junior AAA, Coast 2 Coast continued their roll 5-1 over the Terror in Pee Wee AAA, and the Tour Bordercats defeated Full Throttle 6-2 in Midget AAA.
I have to say that I was a little nervous about the facility, not really knowing what to expect, but wow am I impressed. The Dr. Pepper Center really rivals any rink I have been to in the country. Not a bad seat in the house on either rink, and the guys did a great job with the floor, boards, and banners to give it an even better feel.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I look forward to this event every year. I’ve made some great friendships in this business thanks to TORHS America, and it’s great to be able to sit and talk with guys like Jason Muro, Chad Siebel, Rob Ferrara, and Mr. Mac. No matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other we always pick up right where we left off.
A big thanks to the staff here at the Dr. Pepper Center, and especially Ron and Greg for having me back this year, I have no doubt that there heart and dedication will pay off in the upcoming years!
Make sure to stop by and see me at the rink to either introduce yourself or catch up!
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