So this is what hockey is like?
I had two special guests at the Flyers game tonight. Garnet Valley softball centerfielder Mary Schlosbon and the Jaguars' volleyball outside hitter Lauren Hostetler.
Mary won the opportunity to be a member of the media with me at a Flyers game (I know, what did the losers get?) and she decided to bring her classmate along.
I asked them to write a blog about their first NHL experience. Here it is. I don't know what was more fun, them writing it or me listening to them laugh about it while doing it.
Also, thanks to Harry Zolneirczyk who took a picture with them after the game.
Lauren: Despite the Flyers tough loss against the Islanders, I had
such an awesome time at my first Flyers game!
Mary: Going into this game, I was pretty anxious because we weren't
dedicated Flyers fans.
Lauren: The only game we watched of the Flyers is the Winter Classic,
and I didn't even understand the rules!
Mary: I can't believe that the first thing we did when we got to the
Wells Fargo Center was hold the door open for Danny Briere before his
Lauren: We even got to say, "Good luck!" (Anthony's note: A lot of
good that did!!)
Mary: One of the highlights of the night was getting to interview
Lauren: It was hilarious when he called us "rookies" and asked if we
had any questions before the game.
Mary: We were definitely caught off guard; at least we wished him good luck too!
Lauren: Even though we gave Coach Laviolette and his team our well
wishes, they couldn't pull out the win in the end.
Mary: Even though they lost, the excitement of the game was definitely
Lauren: We even got to witness our first hockey fight! (Anthony's
note: It was Claude Giroux after all, so it's not like it was a
heavyweight bout, but it'll suffice!)
Mary: After the game, we got to go into the Flyers' locker room and
got to meet Harry Z! (Anthony's note: What, Zolnierczyk was difficult
to type? Come on, that's the common spelling!!)
Lauren: He was really cool, and I hope he'll follow us on Twitter.
Mary: I think it's safe to say that we are now officially Flyers fans.
Lauren: I couldn't agree more! GO FLYERS!