Friday, January 15, 2010
BC 6, Maine 1
The best sports value in Boston was back tonight, as BC's hockey team took on Maine. BC scored before I could even get through the turnstiles at Conte Forum, and the rout was on. It was an entertaining rout, though, with plenty of big hits and some superb goals by BC. (Maine's goal was pretty nice, too.)
My buddy from work was there with his family. He was in his season-ticket seat, which is one of the best in the arena. The crowd was a bit thin, so I sat with him and the gang and really enjoyed the game. We got to see loads of checks delivered just a few feet in front of us, and the puck sounded like a pistol going off when it hit the boards or glass near us. It was a tremendous sensory experience.
Total cost for me: $10. Not bad at all--it's the same price as a movie but much more entertaining (plus, the parking is free, which is always a bonus around here). I managed to get some photos. The full set (unedited and unaltered as always) is here. The photo at the top of this post is just a teaser, although it might be the best of the bunch.
Next game: Jan. 29 vs. (I think) Providence. I'll try to get the camera out for that one, too.