Sunday, February 10, 2013
And enjoy taking flak, I'd like to post (hopefully) a short video I took of the boys coming out of the chute at TD Ameritrade Park. Unfortunately I was unable to get to the proper side of the walkway and my batteries ran out when they were coming off the ice after the victory. So, best I could do but it was fun to be so close to the action.
In a bit of fun news: Todd Anderson gave me a glare when I yelled out "Hey Todd, have a good game." Another fan asked him for a puck and he said he didn't have one (and obviously he didn't but it didn't stop that fan) but it was interesting to note that he considered the request despite the fact.
I also found it interesting to see Hakstol in a UND letterman's jacket. I've worn those things and with the wind and rain and cold, he HAD to be freezing his backside off by the end of the 2nd period if not sooner.
Oh and one last thing: Biggest gaff not made on the ice goes to the guy who runs the jumbotron and sound. During the USHL game, the powers that be decided to try to get everyone to sing "Take me out to the ballgame." Uh, really? I mean... do you know what's going on right now? It wasn't necessarily a bad thing but it registered on the WTF scale.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Future UND defenseman and former Grand Forks Central Star Paul Ladue (players in the black uni on the right) practices at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Ladue is currently with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.
Monday, October 01, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – Tickets for North Dakota’s outdoor Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WHCA) game at Nebraska Omaha will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The outdoor doubleheader will feature the USHL’s Omaha Lancers playing the Lincoln Stars at 12:30 p.m., followed by the UND-UNO game at 4:07 p.m.
Tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster.com and CenturyLink Omaha box office. The games are being presented by the Omaha Sports Commission, working with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Omaha Lancers hockey programs. Mutual of Omaha is the title sponsor of the event. Omaha Lancer and UNO Maverick season ticket holders were given an opportunity to purchase tickets late last week and officials say the initial response has been tremendous.
“Since announcing the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice last February, we have been asked numerous times when tickets would be on available and we are pleased to announce public sales start today,” Omaha Sports Commission President Harold Cliff said. “The Omaha Sports Commission is proud to host this event and we want to thank Mutual of Omaha for serving as title sponsor of this unique sports competition.”
“UNO hockey fans could not be more excited for this game, and we have heard from hundreds of North Dakota hockey fans who intend to travel to Omaha and see these incredible games,” UNO’s Director of Athletics Trev Alberts said. “Mutual of Omaha’s Battles on Ice will showcase all that UNO hockey has going for it and provide excellent national exposure to our program.”
“This will be an historic season for the Omaha Lancers, as we start in our new home at the Ralston Arena and then play in this great event at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha,” Omaha Lancers President and Managing Partner Ben Robert said. “The Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice is generating great excitement among our fans, and we know a number of Lincoln Stars fans will travel I-80 to see this great double-header.”
“Mutual of Omaha is proud to sponsor Battles on Ice and we are hoping for a packed stadium of hockey fans,” Mutual of Omaha Senior Vice President John Hildenbiddle said. “The Omaha Sports Commission is to be commended for helping bring everyone together and creating another memorable sports event for our community.”