Last night was a great night at the Syracuse Crunch Game!!
It may not have ended with a winning score on the score board but as is true in life, there are often bigger victories than what can be seen in the final score.
If you live near Syracuse and have not yet been to a game, you’re missing out. You can’t beat the atmosphere of the Oncenter during a game! The cheers the jeers speed and fights make hockey the game it is! Cue the It’s Hockey Night in Canada Music…. Televised games do Hockey no justice at this level television only dulls the true speed, agility and athletic abilities of the players. Seriously there are three more home games. That’s three opportunities to support a unique and wonderful member of the Syracuse Community!
We are a big Hockey family my husband has played since the ripe old age of two and on any given day throughout the months of October and April you are sure to find us watching some type of hockey game. If there isn’t a game on you would also find my son watching the movie Miracle for 5,832,918,752,156 time. Amazon.com may believe I am wholesaling them as I have purchased this DVD no less than 5 times. I have a copy of every player. Both my sons have been skating since two and my mother in law and sister-in-law both assure me hockey is in their blood!
With my son’s sixth surgery this winter our hockey schedule was a bit off. If you’re new to my blog you can read more about that over here and that is also how we first met two AMAZING Crunch players: Pat Maroon #19 and John Kurtz #11 at the Children’s Hospital! This single event made this entire stay at the Children’s Hospital something he remembers fondly and talks about often!
Last Night we were invited back for the game since Reece is all back to good now we knew we couldn’t say no.
W H A T A N I G H T !
During the game we were presented with some great Crunch Swag, and an opportunity to again meet Pat Maroon #19 and John Kurtz #11. My son and nephews thought they had won the lottery! I’m not a gusher but I don’t know how else to express my families sincere gratitude towards this entire organization. I’m not sure I’ve even seen a 4-year-old more excited! The fact that both Pat and John took the opportunity to come back out after a disappointing loss to meet my son again is telling of what a class act this whole organization is. Not only did they remember Reece and were genuinely excited to see him again but they signed autographs for all of us posed for pictures and Pat even gave Reece his game stick!! HIS GAME STICK, Reece may or may not have slept with that last night. (Is that good or bad parenting? he was so excited!)
I have to say a special thank you to Jim Sarosy and his entire team for this evening! Everyone involved with the Crunch including players coaches support staff and sponsors should be so proud of what they have accomplished in our community. Players, teams and associations like this one in the community are what makes and creates life long fans!
Consider this crew fans for life (it’s the only family picture I had from the evening- don’t judge!)