Today, the Lake Erie Monsters announced their schedule for the 2012-2013 season. Considering the fact that an NHL lockout appears imminent, I’ll be clinging to this schedule as if it contains my lifesource. Here is the official article, with links to the full schedule inside.
Does anyone else notice how COMPLETELY AWESOME the special features are for this team? There are nights where you can skate on the ice postgame! And autograph sessions with the entire team! During day games on weekends there are balloon artists. If you are lucky, you can get the free giveaway of a goalie glove styled oven mitt. I have always wanted a goalie glove styled oven mitt, I just didn’t realize until now. Plus, on Friday nights you can buy hot dogs and sodas for $1 each. (I am a vegetarian, but hello, I could buy five sodas for five bucks if I feel really thirsty!)
Clearly, my excitement for all of these things indicates I really just need hockey back. I’d prefer it in my beloved Pepsi Center, but I guess Cleveland will have to do. (Except, you know. I won’t actually be in Cleveland.)
Due to the fact the Monsters may be the only team keeping our hockey-fan-madness at bay at what should be the start of the season, I am declaring this week LAKE ERIE MONSTERS WEEK AT GET HIGHER (LEMWAGH). I’ll write up some features on the Avs AHL affiliate. After this week, I’ll be hosting DENVER CUTTHROATS WEEK ON GET HIGHER (DCWOGH), for the local-therefore-easier-to-watch ECHL Avs affiliate.