|Oh what a night ... May 26, 2001.|
Am told that, "The pregame ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and fans are encouraged to be in their seats early." Here's hoping that this ceremony isn't rushed through -- as local hockey fans have waited nearly a dozen years to feel like champions -- in order to start the game on time.
Note to fans: be there around 6:30; better early and standing around than on-time and being late to "pick up what you paid for". Note to the boys with the team: just buckle, do this thing right, and start the game at 7:15ish.
Scott McKenzie, the old in-game PA announcer, will emcee the event. And team staff has said there will be other surprises. They've already hit us with one -- dropping the ceremonial first puck? Buckethead! ARE YOU #$%&ING SERIOUS?!? C'MON, MAN!! (At least have Barry Dreger come out and throw down the first gloves!)
|They used to look like this.|
Speaking of Wednesday, the team turned 2 points into 1 when Marc-Olivier Vallerand stuff home a shot with 1.1 seconds left to tie the game at 3, then the Greenville Road Warriors won in a shootout.