Husky Hockey: The Only Fan-Friendly Solution There Is

When the Seattle Thunderbirds moved to Kent, one thought crossed my mind: Really? Kent? Let me ask you a question, Thunderbirds. If you were forced to drop “Seattle” from your name and become the Kent Thunderbirds, would you have relocated then? You can dodge the question all you want, but we already know the answer.

Then you have the Everett Silvertips. Let’s be honest. If we wanted to hang out with people who let their children run wild until it comes time to beat them publicly, we’d just go to Wal-Mart. It’s cheaper, and the snacks are better.

So what do you do if you’re a local hockey fan?

You can either travel to Kent, or surround yourself with the ultimate white trash fan base. Fun.

Or, you can just go to a UW hockey game in Mountlake Terrace. Avoid traffic, avoid crazy people, and have a good time watching the sport as it was meant to be played. Tickets are only $5, and you can support the Huskies in the process. Why not, right?

We first told you about the Husky hockey team back in October, but we’re here to remind you once again that they could use your support.

The Dawgs return to action this Friday after a nearly two-month long layoff (due to canceled tournaments and the winter holidays). At 5-9 overall (5-4 in Pac 8 play), the Washington hockey team is currently in fifth place in the conference standings with 10 regular season games still to be played.

You can catch two of those games this weekend, as the Dawgs take on the visiting Long Beach State 49ers in non-conference action on Friday (10:00 PM puck drop) and Saturday (6:30 PM). Both games will be played at the Huskies’ home venue, Olympicview Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace.

You can get more information on the Husky Hockey team by visiting their official team website at HuskyIceHockey.com.

For Facebook users, check out the Husky Hockey fan page by clicking here.

Go Dawgs!

6 thoughts on “Husky Hockey: The Only Fan-Friendly Solution There Is”

  1. The one Husky Hockey game I went to was fine. But don’t sell the readers short on Everett Silvertips games.. they’re a pretty fun time. The quality of hockey is much higher, the crowd is way more into it (and the Wal-Mart fans, although a minority, are part of the entertainment), and there are some honest-to-goodness tasty restaurants and cool bars right around the stadium. Kent, I have no comment on.

  2. Silvertips games are actually VERY fun. I went to the game in which they got knocked out of the playoffs 2 years ago and it was one of the funnest atmospheres I’ve ever been a part of at a sporting event. Husky games sound fun though too.

  3. I have been to quite a few husky hockey games and they are quite fun to watch. I have always enjoyed college sports more than anything else, there is a lot more passion and the players get pretty aggressive and into it. I saw them upset the ducks down in Engene back in November, probably the hardest hitting hockey game I have seen, but I can understand, I would do the same if I could hit a duck. Unfortunately I live down in Oregon now, somewhat of a poor life decision, otherwise I would go see more games.
    Don’t get me wrong though I do love the Tips and Thunderbirds.
    Go Dawgs!

  4. Nice find on the event. I’m surprised the UWAA doesn’t do something with Husky hockey, but from what I’ve heard through the grapevine, the school kinda turns a blind eye to what their own hockey team does.

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