Minor League Hockey In Nashville
-- Minor League Hockey Comes To Nashville For Everyone's Enjoyment --
I find it pretty refreshing that this Saturday, the Knoxville Ice Bears and Hunstville Havoc will take to the ice here in Smashville for what promises to be a pretty good tilt. Having spent nine years in minor league hockey, I’m looking forward to seeing my second game of the season (my first was a pre-season Gwinnett Gladiators game in Atlanta).
If you’re thinking about coming down, or maybe waffling a little, here’s some great reasons to check these two teams out:
- Players at the SPHL level are playing because they love the game – not because of money or luxury travel. You really have to want to be there and it shows.
- It’s a different, more physical style of hockey. Guys at this level are trying to prove they not only belong, but can play at a higher level. Most players dream of moving up the ladder in pro hockey and that hunger translates into some intense action on the ice.
- It’s always entertaining because you never know what will happen. Because there tends to be more mistakes made than in an NHL game, scoring opportunities are plentiful.
- Players are fighting for jobs every single game of every single week. The intensity is there.
Come on down and pick a side! Puck drop is at 7 pm and we’d love to have as many people in attendance as possible. Who knows, maybe you could help set an SPHL attendance record!
Until next time, keep your stick on the ice.