Hartford Wolf Pack won the ice hockey game last night. Game was slow at times, and was tie at two goals each before going into overtime.
My son and I had a great time. I am still not used to the "boo, boo, boo" at the visiting team. It is unsportsmanlike to cheer the roof off for the home team and boo the visitors. I guess it is part of the hockey culture. I am sure this behaviour would be frowned upon at Wimbledon games.
Visiting team goals are not recognized, but when the home team wins, the crowd goes wild, as you experience in this video clip of the winning goal.
Just as professional baseball players are taught to spit every time the camera focuses on them, I wonder why hockey players are taught not to shave? Also part of the culture, I guess.
As the ex South African at the game last night, I must say that it was far more fun than watching a five-day cricket test match in the blazing sun. The various performances keep the crowd engaged for the whole match, making it a very fun experience and everyone asking "When can we go again?"
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