Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 6th, 2010: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Canisius

What: Men's Ice Hockey vs, Canisius

When: Saturday, November 6th, 2010, 7:05 PM

What: Men's Ice Hockey vs. Canisius

Result: Tie 1-1


Summary: Got to Frietas around 6:30. I knew the student fan group Blue Liners was meeting Friday, but I wasn't there because of soccer, and was unaware that they were meeting Saturday as well. But I got there, got my ticket, and went into the Arena. It was smaller than I expected. But anyway, game ended in an OT tie, and things got a big chippy towards the end, with several penalties for fighting or cheap shots. I thought college wasn't like that. Well maybe normally it isn't. Anyway, my first hockey game attended of any kind (I watched Olympics and a little bit of NHL on TV) and it was impressive. Well played, close to the action, nice.



Fan Friendliness: Really no problems to report here. Not much beyond "Suck". There was a few humorous remarks about the ref, but other than that nothing. Rating: 9.5/10

Fan Enthusiasm: Somewhat enthusiastic. Student section was a little enthusiastic, though not really. Rest of the crowd was basically almost silent. Not too good. Rating: 7/15

Event Atmosphere: Jonathan the Husky (costumed, not live) was there in a hockey uniform, and as usual there was the Goal of the Game and also Chuck the Puck (where you have to get your puck closest to the target). I won neither. Oh well. Maybe next time. Women's Ice Hockey may give me a better chance since there's less people. We will see. Anyway, somewhat good. Rating: 8/15

Overall Atmosphere: 24.5/40


Quality of Play: Pretty good from both teams, aside from the near-fights and the somewhat small actual fight. Good action. Rating: 17/20

Excitement: Pretty good. Canisius got a goal in the second period, we equalized in the third, and OT. Unfortunately, NCAA doesn't do 4-on-4 OT. That's a shame. 4-on-4 is pretty exciting. Nonetheless, it was pretty exciting. Rating: 9/10

Quality of UConn Play: Pretty good, not excellent, but still pretty good. Rating: 8/10

Result: Draw 5/10

On-field total: 39/50


Clarity of Fan Communication: No issues at all. Rating: 5/5

Magnitude of Event: Just another home regular season game. Nothing special. Rating: 7/15

Size of Crowd: I'd say the place was about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Rating: 11/15

Other total: 23/35

Overall: 86.5/125

Atmosphere Total: 38/40

1 comment:

  1. [...] with the Blue Line, the hockey equivalent of Goal Patrol. My first experience with Hockey was on November 6, when we tied Canisius 1-1. I had always wanted to attend women’s hockey games as well, particularly after nearly making [...]