Last week I got to take The Fox to an Indy Fuel game. For those of you who don’t know what or who they are, it’s the Indiana hockey team. The are the minor league team for the Chicago Blackhawks (GO HAWKS!) who play at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
We went with his Cub Scout troop for Scout Night. He really enjoyed getting to cheer on a hockey team with his friends even though we don’t know anything about hockey. Well, except for when we watch the NHL game aired on New Year’s Day.
There are a spectacular opening ceremony. The kids loved this part because the Fuel lit up the arena with an inferno on the ice. The scouts went wild over this. They were ready for some hockey.
Surprisingly, three periods of hockey was able t keep the the attention of the kids. The loved watching the players from the other team get checked into the boards.
Most of the kids knew nothing about hockey. I realized this when they were predicting final scores in the hundreds. True, I ask the first graders, on the math pentathlon team, to guess what time is on my phone and I get responses of 15000. But, I don’t think there have been 100 points scored in the entire history of hockey. It was awesome to see the kids scream and yell when the Indy Fuel scored. Our game went into five minutes of overtime. When the final goal went through the net, the kids went crazy
The hockey game was a fun adventure with my son. Getting to spend some one on one time was great. Hockey, like any team sport can be used to show the kids the importance of teamwork. The puck was passed from player to player as they skated down the ice. I don’t think I saw one time where only one player brought the puck to the other end.
For more information about the Indy Fuel, check out their website.