I finally got to go to a UND hockey game Friday, and I took this (grainy, awful) picture of one of the Ralph Engelstad Arena escalators with my cellphone. It was a pretty shiny escalator!
Watching the hockey game was great fun too, and I almost lost my voice by the end of it.
Our tickets were in one of the “worst” places in the arena, but the view was awesome–we could see everything that happened and every slap-shot and every check was clearly audible.
I haven’t been to a hockey game in a long time (think “North Stars”), but it was still great fun. We were treated to a bout of facemasking and assorted hockey-related violence at some point, too.
I was disappointed that UND lost, but they didn’t seem able to control the puck very well that night, and with a wobbly passing game and a weird hesitation about advancing the puck onto the opponent’s side, UND was not able to make enough headway to overcome Miami. Miami, on the other hand, had scored twice in the first five minutes of the game, which you don’t see that often in hockey unless you’re playing NHL ’95 or something.
Final tally was 3-2 Miami. Still an enjoyable game, though!