Saturday, January 3

Cyclones hockey #9!

Tonight we walked down to US Bank Arena to take in our ninth Cyclones hockey game of the season. We've been to half of the Cyclones home games so far. Tonight's game was Throwback Night. Tickets were just $10, and $1 hotdogs, pizza, soda and BEER!
US Bank Arena
We picked up our tickets earlier in the afternoon, and headed down to try to beat the mad rush of people...
US Bank Arena
We didn't beat them. That was the line for tickets. It was pretty nutty...
US Bank Arena
Good thing we got ours earlier. They had the upper bowl open of US Bank Arena for tonight's game. I've never seen the upper bowl open before.
US Bank Arena
And as luck would have it, we got to sit in the upper bowl. Not a bad vantage point of the ice from up there. At all...
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
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US Bank Arena
LET'S PLAY HOCKEY!
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
The Cyclones scored first and the Teddy Bear Toss, benefitting the Cincinnati Police Department, was in full effect...
US Bank Arena
Somehow this bear got caught on the netting behind the goal...
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BACK TO HOCKEY!
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
At the first intermission that bear was still hanging on...
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
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US Bank Arena
There were a bunch of people at the game...
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
And at the second intermission, there was chuck-a-puck...
US Bank Arena
There was a lot of throwing stuff tonight...
US Bank Arena
At the start of the third, it was Cyclones 3 Nailers 2...
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US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
Like I said, there were A LOT of people at the game!
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US Bank Arena
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US Bank Arena
And the Cyclones would go on to win the game 3-2 in front of a crowd of 12,585!!
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
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US Bank Arena
And that bear was still hanging there on the net when we left. We'll be sure to look for him when we go to our next game on January 14th.
US Bank Arena
Traffic was just sillyy after the game. We were really glad we just had a short walk home.
US Bank Arena
US Bank Arena
And on our walk home, it was 61º! January 3rd and it's 61º!
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The Cyclones games are so much fun. It's really hard to believe there are 12,000+ people at every home game. But we're kinda glad there aren't. We love our Cyclones hockey! :)