Make friends at hockey games. That’s my word of advice for today.
In my post about the Dayton Demonz game, there is a picture of the FHL logo from one of the off-ice official’s jackets. You can see her hand holding it straight for me. After the game, I met up with her in the pub, and she handed me the puck on the right.
The puck on the left was one I bought in the gift shop. The one on the right was one of the three that slipped under the Zamboni doors during play. She grabbed it for me. Awesome, right? You can tell which one is which pretty easily in the next photo. That’s tape and wax residue on the side of the puck.
Make friends, folks.
I bought a Toledo Walleye puck before the game, but it wasn’t as though they were going to run out of pucks to sell. They have vats of them. This puck is very much like the Walleye experience. The graphics on the puck are gritty and flawless. Like pre-stressed jeans, they haven’t been earned. It’s manufactured.