Cyclones hockey game #3.

Tonight, we went to Cyclones hockey game #3 of the season at US Bank Arena…

The Cyclones scored as soon as we got into US Bank Arena. But for some reason the goal never made it to the scoreboard. It must have been disallowed for some reason…

Come to find out it was FC Cincinnati takeover night at tonight’s Cyclones game. There were a fair amount of FC Cincinnati supporters that descended upon US Bank Arena clad in Orange and Blue complete with drums and songs straight out of The Bailey…

Had we known, we’d have worn some our FC Cincinnati scarves…

That’s an impressive first period of work…

At the start of the second period, the ‘Clones trailed Fort Wayne 1-0…

And at the end of the second, it was still 1-0…

Our Cyclones selfie made the big board for the first time this season…

Twister joined forces with the FC Cincinnati contingent…

Fort Wayne added the empty netter at the end of the third period…

And the game would end 2-0 to Fort Wayne Komets

After the game, the Uber rates were kind of ridiculous for some reason. There’s no way the 1810 people in attendance at tonight’s game couldn’t have a surge like that. So we walked up to Igby’s on Sixth Street, and had a beer while we waited for the surge to return to normal…

We had a delicious Opera Cream Stout from Blank Slate

Before we could even finish our beer, the Uber rates had gone back to normal. Once we were ready, we got our Uber and headed from home. Win or lose, it was yet another great night of Cincinnati Cyclones hockey! 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #2.

Tonight, we had tickets to our second Cyclones hockey game of the season at US Bank Arena…

We got to US Bank Arena right as the puck was dropping…

And just a couple of minutes after we were in out seats, the Cyclones took a one-nothing lead…

And the ‘Clones made it 2-0 just a few minutes later…

And that’s the way the period would end, 2-0 to the Cyclones…

3-0!

And the ‘Clones took a 4-0 lead! One more goal combined with a Cyclones win and we get free pizza!

After Reading pulled a goal back, the Cyclones netted their fifth goal of the game…

We stepped away to get a beer and use the restroom, when we got back to our seats, the score was now 5-3…

Ugh. 5-4…

The Cyclones tacked on another goal to extend the lead to 6-4…

Two goals down, the Royals pulled their goalie…

And right on cue, the Cyclones capitalized to net their 7th goal of the game…

And that’s how the game would end, 7-4 to our Cyclones!

It was another great evening of Cyclones hockey at US Bank Arena! We can’t wait to get our free pizza from Donato’s in the next couple of days!

Cyclones hockey game #1.

Tonight, we had tickets to our first Cyclones hockey game of the season

We hopped on the Metro 17 bus from Northside…

And in no time, we were down at US Bank Arena…

It was good to be back at US Bank Arena…

The view from our 12-game season ticket seats is pretty nice…

LET’S PLAY HOCKEY!

There were plenty of good seats still available…

At the end of the first period, the ‘Clones were up 2-0 on the Quad City Mallards…

The Cyclones got a new “zamboni” from that chicken place. The Twister, Porkchop and some fans ride around the ice for a couple of laps and throw out a few t-shirts. But strangely, no new ice is actually laid down…

And then the actual zambonis come out and resurface the ice. Back to hockey…

At the end of the second, it was 3-1 Cyclones…

And the Cyclones won 4-1!

We took an Uber home after the game, and our Uber bill was just 13¢ thanks to a $10 credit we had from last weekend. It was a great surprise ending to a great evening of Cyclones hockey! 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #16: playoff edition.

CYCLONES PLAYOFF HOCKEY! :The quest for the Kelly Cup. Tonight was game 3 of the first round, best-of-seven series against the Fort Wayne Komets. The ‘Clones won the first two games of the series in Fort Wayne. The Cyclones could close out the series by taking two out of the three games at US Bank Arena between tonight and the two games this weekend…

Paul McCartney is coming to US Bank Arena in July…

Tickets are too rich for our blood. At least, we got to see him at GABP. Back to hockey…

A minute into the game, and the Cyclones were already trailing 1-0…

And at the end of the first period, the ‘Clones were down 3-0…

At the end of the second period, the Cyclones were getting thumped 7-0…

Yep. It’s not a mistake. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you…

In the third, the highlight was one of the plexiglass panels came loose…

And the game ended, 8-0. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Cyclones game where they lost that bad.

Hopefully, they’ll be able to bounce back and take the series this weekend. :/

UPDATE: The Cyclones lost game 7 of the series 2-0 to Fort Wayne to end their season. 😦

Cyclones hockey game #15.

Saturday night is Cyclones final home game of the regular season. And tonight was the last $1 beer night of the regular season. It’s our final regular season Cyclones game of the year. Game #15 of the season

Our photo made the big screen again

And the ‘Clones won by the lopsided score of 6-1!

It was another amazing season of Cyclones hockey. Click to see all the photos I took at Cyclones hockey game #15 of the season. See you at the Kelly Cup playoffs in a few weeks! 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #14.

Tonight, we went to our 14th Cyclones hockey game of the season at US Bank Arena. The Cyclones were playing host to the Fort Wayne Komets. And it was the last of the $2 Tall Boy nights…

CYCLONES GOAL! 1-1!

2-1 CYCLONES!!

There were a couple of pigeons flying around inside of US Bank Arena…

At the end of the second period, the game was knotted at 3-3…

The Komets took a 4-3 lead…

And our photo made the big screen again

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And the Cyclones ended up losing 5-3. Win or lose, the Cyclones hockey games are always a bunch of fun. 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #13.

Tonight, we went to Cyclones hockey game number thirteen of the season at US Bank Arena…

At the end of the first period, the game was still all knotted at zero…

The Cyclones tied the game at 1-1!

And our photo made the big screen at US Bank Arena again!

The third period ended still knotted at one. This one’s going to ov-er-time

And the Wheeling Nailers scored 2:47 into the sudden death overtime…

That’s how it ended, the Cyclones lost to the Nailers 1-2…

Oh well. Win or lose, the Cyclones games are always a bunch of fun. 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #12.

We went to our 12th Cyclones hockey game of the season at US Bank Arena…

It was Pucks N Pups night. There were whole bunch of dogs at the game.

The Cyclones went down 0-2 early in the first period…

And at the end of the first, they were down 0-3…

At the first intermission, there were wiener dog races…

It was also $1 hot dog night…

There were dogs at US Bank Arena looking for forever homes. This pup stole my heart…

The ‘Clones pulled one back 1-3…

And that’s the way the score stayed at the end of two…

The Cyclones pulled back another goal to make it 2-3, and then pulled their goalie…

But the game would end 2-3. And this one belongs to the Quad City Mallards…

Oh well. Win or lose, the Cyclones games are always a bunch of fun. 🙂

Hooray!

Tonight, we went out to celebrate being back from Jamaica for one week…

Taken with Instagram at Horse & Barrel. And tomorrow, I’ll have been married to the love of my life for two weeks now…

😀

Cyclones hockey game #11.

We braved the bitter cold, bundled up and made the trek down  to US Bank Arena to take in our 11th Cyclones hockey game of the season. Tonight, the ‘Clones were taking on my hometown Kalamazoo K-Wings…

1-0 CYCLONES!

And that’s the way it stayed until the end of the first period…

There was broomball during the first intermission…

2-1 CYCLONES!!!

At the end of the second, it was still 2-1 Cyclones!

3-1 CYCLONES!!!

And this guy thought everyone sucked especially the KWings net-minder and the refs…

The KWings pulled their goalie…

And after a few missed opportunities, the ‘Clones put the biscuit in the empty basket! 4-1 Cyclones!!!!

And that’s the way the game would end, 4-1 Cyclones over the Kalamazoo KWings…

Another great evening at US Bank Arena. It’s always more fun when the Cyclones win! 🙂