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Midnight Hockey!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Midnight Hockey

Pre-game warmups

Last night and this morning was the 11th annual midnight game for the Las Vegas Wranglers.  Usually by this point in the season I’ve already gone to at least a handful of games and have done probably 10-12 once the season is done.  But last night was the first game I made it out to this season and Jeremy tagged along.  The team hasn’t been doing very well this year and they didn’t fair much better last night.  I’m not sure if the losing record or start time was to blame, but the game definitely didn’t seem to draw the same numbers as years past.  I do always love seeing the large amount of babies and children at the late games and the random hookers that are way overdressed (and/or underdressed).  Totally out of place but good for a laugh.

In any event, the Wranglers still had a chance to steal to victory in a game they were outshot 55-29 when they scored a go-ahead goal with 1:15 left in regulation.  But it wasn’t meant to be.  They allowed the tying goal with only 6 seconds left and then went on to lose 5-4 only 38 seconds into overtime.  No victory. No free tacos. No pants. No sleep.

I will say its always interesting to see how the Orleans changes their vendors from year to year.  The last couple years have been going downhill and it was just generic concessions, but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the new options they had.  Nothing great mind you, but not bad for seeing a minor league hockey team. Also a big plus was Nevada Beverage replacing the Kona and Redhook handles that always seemed to be diacetyl bombs with some Goose Island ones.