Nailers 6 - Chiefs 1
As everyone and their mother knows, Luca Caputi and Jon D'Aversa were sent to the ECHL for disciplinary reasons.
And LeTude called us up and said, "Hey bitches, I got tickets to see the Nailers play the Chiefs. Luca here we come."
We didn't know LeTude liked Luca that much but apparently $20 for tickets was what she was willing to pay to see Luca play.
If you've never been to an ECHL game, let us inform you. The arena might be smaller than a shack and the people are hardcore. They aren't there because it's cool or they might meet some hot player. They're there because they love the game.
We also love the music, like playing the entirety of the Cha Cha Slide so we can dance in our seats. But that's beside the point.
LeTude was extremely creepy in her love of Luca. Like she made eye contact with him for several seconds. And had heart-palpitations when he almost scored.
And now on to the pictures.
Nailers boys warming up.
What the Nailers come out of at the beginning of the game.
A children's choir sang the anthem. We were laughing when they hit the high notes, cruel we know.
The Nailers have two mascots. Their names are something like Spike and Sting.
Opening faceoff with Luca Caputi's booty in view.
The team from Southpointe had a shootout during the first intermission. Second intermission was Chuck-A-Puck and Noodles was almost beamed with a puck.
Caputi's jersey hanging on the wall.....well, a replica of his jersey.
Jon D'Aversa and Bryan Ewing both had two goals and plenty of chances for the hatty. And Curtis Darling stopped about two million pucks before letting one in.
We found Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby's son. We named him Jordan Crosby.
It took until the third period for a fight to break out. And we were rabid with excitement.
With 1:47 left, something happened and the whistle blew. And then there was a scrum between both lines that was pretty violent. It was a line brawl. Then one of the Chiefs players threw a helmet at a Nailers player. The goaltenders were about to fight but then decided not to. As the Chiefs player was being escorted to the locker room, he passed by the Nailers goaltender who apparently said something. The Chiefs player freaked the hell out and punched the Nailers goaltender in the mask. Amazing. Needless to say, there were quite a few penalties called.
Nailers boys congratulate their goalie.
Final score. It was weird watching a game without a jumbotron and replays during the action. But we survived.
The hotel where Luca stays (not really but we thought that it was appropriate) because it's The Italian Headquarters.
Fun times in Wheeling. And as Macke said in a text message, "ECHL? Whoa, that's hardcore." Yeah we are when it comes to hockey.