Friday, January 1, 2010

NHL Winter Classic…. Bruins Hockey at Fenway Puck!

Rink looks good...... a few out to test the ice

A Zamboni on the field...... a change on the scoreboard...... and will Sweet Caroline be sung? How weird is all this!

Not many people in Tucson AZ. are spending their New Years Day watching the Boston Bruins faceoff against the Philadelphia Flyers in Boston Fenway Park, but an outdoor rink on the Red Sox infield is such a different sporting event, any true Boston sports fan couldn't miss this. Donald says, probably just Ada is the only one watching out west. For sure, everyone else is watching College Football....

With James Taylor performing the U.S. national anthem and Daniel Powter, a native of British Columbia, performing the Canadian anthem just prior to the opening faceoff, both singers were joined by members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard; and a military flyover really got the crowded roaring to sound barrier breaking levels.

And of course, the Bostonians offered one of their loudest ovations when Hockey Hall of Famers Bobby Orr (retire # 4) and Bobby Clarke met at center ice for the ceremonial opening puck drop. The two shook hands and then each skated off as players from the Flyers and Bruins entered the surface. The weather is a "ice comfortable" temperature of 39 degrees with cloudy skies. (no melting sunshine in sight.) No score yet............ Where's my skates.......... the Bruins might need my help!
Update: Bruins score in OT.... and Win 2 to 1.

2 comments:

TerriD said...

Hey if you get your skates - no helping them! Instead come to NY and play with us!!! The tree is still up in NYC.

Arizona Girl said...

I always have my skates with me. You never know where you'll find a rink. Usually, when we go to Vegas, we stay near one of the rinks. And of course, Rockerfeller Center goes back on my list for another year. Someday.......