Hartford’s favorite Hockey team scores their first win of the year against the Phantoms on January 6th, 2017 at the XL Center. This was a long overdue win from the team! Magnus Hellberg saved the day with 31 deflective blocks against the Phantom’s shots. However that was not the real win of the evening. The award for BIG WIN goes to XL Center for their crowd drawing special event: $1 Hotdog night.
Often going to a hockey game can be pretty expensive. Ticket prices are fair, but anyone can walk away feeling penniless with the prices of concessions. The XL Center doesn’t allow any outside food or beverages. So bringing a picnic basket means it will probably be surrendered to Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s mascot. Though not all is lost! From time to time the XL Center will host the $1 hotdog and $2 beer night. And for the millennials out there, no need to worry. The concession stands take card payments as well as cash! Transactions go through very quickly. No need to worry about long lines. Fans have until the start of the 2nd Period to fill up on hot dogs and cheap beer! This is a great way to attend the Wolf Pack games on a budget. Not on a budget? With such affordable prices on hot dogs, treat yo self to some of the other concessions! Between my partner and I, we enjoyed the game with 6 hot dogs, 5 beers and a cotton candy. (Total cost of food: $21.)
Calorie counting? On average a hot dog with bun is about 260 calories. A hockey game is a good night for a cheat day. Not to mention walking around the center, walking up and down stairs, sitting and kind of “coaching” your team for 115 minutes could burn roughly 230 calories. Suggestion: Use a calorie counting app to figure out the real gain.
The rest of the evening was pretty fun. The Wolf Pack scored 2-1 on the Phantoms and Sonar got the crowd going with some sweet dance moves.
Interested in attending one of these events? The Wolf Pack currently has scheduled a few of these events and would love you to come cheer them on! Check out tickets for February 3rd against the Utica Comets, February 24th against the Hershey Bears, March 24th against the Providence Bruins, and April 7th against the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Written by Kaza
The Original Harlem Globetrotters proved they are still at the top of their field, over 90 years later when they set nine Guinness World Records last week, on Guinness World Record Day.
The Globies broke two records they set last year and reclaimed four records from YouTube star, Dude Perfect.
The nine records are:
A big congratulations on this amazing feat. Ticket Galaxy is proud to be the Official Secondary Ticket Partner of the Original Harlem Globetrotters.
Written by Kristen
Let’s talk about Sports. Ticket Galaxy not only does a great job providing inventory for sold out concerts and events, but we also have a superb inventory across all price levels for sporting events too!
In America, we seem to be focused on the big four sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey. That gives you some great options to go out year round, but in this series, we’re going to take a look at some other pastimes that are extremely well known in other countries. We’re going to start with Cricket.
“The bowler approached the wicket at a lope, a trot, and then a run. He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
Cricket, the exceptionally polite sport that just effervesces Britishness has been around for centuries. It’s definitely from the 16th century with some (probably more than not) dubious claims supporting a date around 1301 AD. That’s phenomenal, but sports around here aren’t necessarily played due to history. I’ve elected to attempt to take a gander and actually learn how the game is played.
For an in depth look into Cricket, Click Here.
Written by Doug
A statement that has been one hundred and eight years in the making, the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. They got there in a very “Cub-like” way, after making it to the 8th inning with a lead only to end the 8th tied, many thought the curse of the goat was here to stay. With a rain delay after the 9th they went into extra innings.
The top of the 10th saw the Cubs retake the lead with a bit of small ball; a single out to right, a tag up during a pop out and a double got pinch runner, Albert Almora across home plate for a 1 run lead. The inning ended with the Cubs up 8-6 but could they hold on?
Carl Edwards Jr. took to the mound to get the save (and the ring for him and his team) after two outs, Edwards was taken out for Mike Montgomery who would then get Michael Martinze to ground out for the third and final out of the 2016 World Series.
The baseball gods couldn’t have written this any other way. A 7 game series and a win in dramatic fashion in extra innings.
The Cubs ticker tape parade hasn’t been officially announced yet though there are rumors it could happen as quickly as tomorrow! Whenever the city of Chicago decides to celebrate t is a safe bet that there will be a lot of people taking a “sick” day off to see it. Hey, maybe Bill Murray can pull a Bruce Springsteen and sign a few absence notes for kids (and adults).
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs, you’ve waited long enough!
Written by Kristen
The Chicago Cubs ended a 71 year drought when they won over the Dodgers in the NLCS, heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945 (where they lost 4 games to 3 to the Detroit Tigers). To get to a year when the Cubs actually won the World Series one must travel all the way back to 1908.
The 1908 World Series was the first ever rematch, as the Cubs and Tigers met in October of 1907 with the Cubs coming out on top. Could they be back-to-back champions? In the 5 years the World Series had been played, no team had won more than once but a 4 games to 1 victory over the Tigers saw the Cubs set a World Series record! Albeit a short lived record, but a record none the less. The Philadelphia Athletics would go on to win back to back in 1910 (beating the Cubs) and 1911. Currently the New York Yankees hold the record for most consecutive World Series wins with 5 in a row beginning in 1949 through 1953.
Not to be out done, the Cleveland Indians have their own championship win drought, though they played in a World Series as recently as 1997, they haven’t won since 1948. Since 1948, 23 different teams have won the World Series, with the Dodgers winning for Brooklyn and Los Angeles and the Giants winning for New York and San Francisco.
Click Here to read about each team's curse and what significant events happened the last time they each won the championship.
Written by Kristen
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