Down here we have the desert outpost of the National Hockey League team - the Phoenix Coyotes. They have a beautiful big arena complex and it's slowly growing in popularity but there are still lots of empty seats at the games - unlike Oilers games which are always sold out. We try to be here when Edmonton is playing Phoenix but weren't that lucky this time. But Lloyd and I went last night to see our second favorite team, the Coyotes, play the Anaheim Ducks.
|Giant inflated Phoenix Coyote in the arena complex|
|Part of the arena complex|
|A friendly stranger offered to take our picture in the arena complex|
It was a great game, which the Coyotes won 4-1. We had center ice seats eight rows from the ice. It's so much fun being there instead of watching it on television like we do at home...tickets are much cheaper down here than in Edmonton.
|Players and coaches at the Phoenix bench|
|Good goal tending by Phoenix goalie Mike Smith|
|The fans react as the Coyotes score a goal.|
|Face off at the Ducks net.|
Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, so to all my American friends - Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your families on this long weekend. Tomorrow is Black Friday and the stores are opening at midnight, some at 3am, for their special black Friday sales. It'll be a madhouse. I think I'll just sleep through it!