One of our busiest weekends on record concluded with Alan and I taking in Monsters playoff hockey today at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse!
In April, Alan told me he really wanted to go to a hockey game (his first ever) this year. Fortunately the Monsters qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs on the last day of the regular season, advanced past the Syracuse Crunch, and got to host Game 3 of the North Division Finals vs. the Toronto Marlies on a Sunday afternoon. That gave us a perfect opportunity to attend today.
Alan enjoyed the pregame theatrics and happily wore the Monsters hat that he picked out at the team shop (along with a few souvenir pucks). Side note: He decided he’s going to wear this fantastic hat to Friday’s hat day at Millridge as part of the ABC Countdown after Grandma Debbie suggested it.
Although the Monsters lost 2-0, Alan had a great time. We had seats 3 rows from the ice and Alan enjoyed when the players banged into the glass in front of us. We also sat near the penalty box, so Alan learned about penalties and penalty kills today.
Other highlights for Alan included watching the Zamboni and “Ice Patrol” team work on the ice. In the concourse, Alan met Monsters Center Zac Dalpe (kind of) and also drew another great sign that he used to cheer on the Monsters!