Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Frankfurt Loewen Ice Hockey 2012

For the past three years Marisa and I have been planning on attending a local ice hockey match to support the Frankfurt Loewen (Lions), but each year there has been some excuse or mishap that has botched our plans.  This season we overcame this string of misfortune by teaming up with a co-worker to check out a Friday night game against the EHC Dortmund Elche (Moose).  It turned out to be a great time with lots of scoring, a couple of fights, and a few big hits.......everything you'd want in a hockey game!

Setting the mood with some pre-game sparklers.  Looks cool, but I'm not sure it's a great idea to have a bunch of fireworks being lit in a weakly-ventilated area at one time.  The first period smelled like sulfur (or was it phosphorus?), but at least it was better than smelling hockey players.

Striking fear into the hearts of Dortmund, the next step is whipping out the inflatable.

 The team has been around for a while, but I think this is the date when they changed their names from the Frankfurt "Lions" to the more German version.

The Good.

The Bad.  How many advertisements can you find?

The Ugly.  Poor lion player had the ol' jersey pulled over his head.

This one went in.

This one didn't, but check out that stick speed.

Our company for the evening.

Celebrating the win.

In the end, the good guys won by a score of 6-3.  Nice work Lions.

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