Welcome to the 2010-2011 Hockey Season!
As most of our friends and family know, there is always a buzz around our house during hockey season. Sam is a huge fan, and has quickly turned Max into a fan. To say that Max was mesmerized during our first pre-season game is an understatement. He couldn't get enough of the ice, and the hockey players, and the big tv (jumbotron), and the cannon, and Stinger.
Yep, I said it.
The big mascot made an appearance close to our seats early in the game and Max couldn't stop talking, and asking, and looking for Stinger. "Where did Stinger go?" "Is Stinger still here?" "I need to find Stinger." Sam kept trying to re-direct his attention to the ice and the hockey game, but Max just couldn't let it go.
So late in the second period, Stinger reappears. Of course we make a beeline so that Max can shake his hand and get a photo. But, instead of running up to Stinger and giving him a hand pound, Max turned gun-shy and wouldn't even look our mascot in the eyes. In fact, Max was clinging to us for dear life, and begging us with his eyes to take him back to his seat. Honestly? I don't blame him. I mean seriously, it is an adult dressed up like a big hornet.
But, I digress.
Let me share some of my favorite photos of our first hockey game to kick off the 2010-2011 season.