Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hockey Night In Stockton

Reading won the ECHL Kelly Cup, 6-0 over Stockton Saturday night at the Stockton Arena. The Royals won the best-of-seven series, 4-1. The best value around in professional sports is a night watching Thunder hockey in Stockton. My son, Max, and I have become fans of the area hockey franchise.

Members of the Reading Royals skate around
the ice of the Stockton Arena with the Kelly Cup
hoisted above their heads
The Thunder were outmatched in this series against a bigger, stronger team in the Royals. In the second period alone Saturday night, Reading had four goals, one of them short-handed, one on a power play and the other two were tip-ins off rebounds.

In an age when it is a dice roll as far as how vulgar a crowd is at area sports events, my experience thus far with Thunder hockey is good, fun-loving, hockey-loving fans who cheer loudly for their favorite players and the kind of action this sport brings.

The season is now over, but plan ahead next season to attend a few Thunder games.
The Taylor Cup, on display in the lobby of the Stockton
Arena. This was awarded the Thunder for winning ECHL's
Western Conference this season.
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