Sorry this post is up late guys!
It’s time for more hockey!
If you remember, a couple of months ago, I went to my first ever Stockton Thunder game.
Last year, the Thunder were an affiliate of the Sharks, but I guess this year, it’s the Bulls!
Of course, I’m a Sharks fan, but for me, the Stockton Thunder are my favorite Minor League hockey team!
Are you ready for an exciting story about tickets?
*Due to the President’s Day Holiday, I had a 4-day-Weekend*
Do you remember my uncle? I went to this A’s game with him.
Well his birthday was this past Wednesday, and as a present, I thought it would be cool to take him to a hockey game, since I know he is a big sports guy.
Given the fact that he is in a wheelchair and visually disabled, my dad and I attempted to order a wheelchair accessible seat with 2 companion seats from the Thunder website.
Before that, however, we called the Thunder, who connected us to Ticketmaster.
We tried to go through the automated machine to get tickets and after that din’t work, we were on hold for 10 or so minutes before we actually got to talk to a real person, who was unable to help us.
At this point my dad submitted the request for for the 3 seats online. He then soon got an email back saying that they had 2 open where we requested, but they had to have a 3rd seat in the back of the section.
At this point, my dad called the ticket office, where he was helped by a ticket person.
He got off the phone and told me he had gotten seats 8,9, and 10… ON THE GLASS?
How awesome is that???
Up until the game started, I made a point to often pull out my phone and make quick video updates. I put them all together to make this video…
So my *Awesome* dad and I left the house around 4:00 PM to pick up my uncle and head out to Stockton for the 7:30 game.
We quickly stopped for gas, picked up my uncle, and we were on our way to Stockton!
Yeah. And I wonder how whenever I go there, I don’t get 20 balls every game!
Soon enough, it was 6:30, and we headed inside, where we were handed these snazzy Thunder hats
The first intermission started off with a 10-minute tribute to the fallen soldiers from the Stockton area. Great video.
In the second intermission, they held the Chuck a Puck, where you can buy foam pucks and throw them onto the ice. If you land it in a certain spot, you have the chance to win a prize! I bought two and both of them were really close to landing on the mat!
After that, I went up and met a reader, named Austin! I didn’t get the chance to get a picture with him (Stupid Me, Right?), but I did talk to him for a solid 10-15 minutes! He is a Giants fan that is slightly younger than me and ballhawks mostly in Stockton at Banner Island Ballpark, but he often goes to MLB stadiums as well!
The third period was VERY exciting!
As for the rest of the game…
Neither team scored, giving Thunder goalie Oliver Roy his 5th ECHL shutout, with the final score being 4-0.
I was unsuccessful, but came close several times!
From there, the three of us headed home.
I had an absolute blast!
Again, I apologize for taking so long to get this entry out but TONIGHT (3/9/13) I will be going back to the Stockton Arena for yet ANOTHER game! I seriously CANNOT wait for the baseball season to start!
Nick Badders is a unofficial reporter for MLB.com. He writes the blog, 7000 Coliseum Way, and you can follow him on Twitter @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay. You can also LIKE his blog on Facebook or follow him @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay on Instagram. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.