Fresno had to win last night and they did. Tonight, it's the same thing, they gotsta win to keep their season alive and if they do, they will be playing for the Throne Cup. Tonight at Selland Arena it all goes down at 7:00, tickets are cheap, the hockey is awesome.
If you're not into that and you've got a bike, hook up for a group ride. Everyone meets in front of Fresno High (on Echo) at 5:30pm then takes a nice little ride around town.
And finally, it's already the end of the regular season for our hockey team the Fresno Monsters. The league plays a shorter season than most other leagues. Friday night is the final home game of the regular season and all tickets are only seven bucks! If you can't make it tonight it's cool because the Monsters are going to the playoffs (being in first place and all):
So the Monsters are doin' awesome lately: 11-0 record, forward Rob Kolander just earned American Junior Hockey's Player of the Week award, and this weekend they get to test their perfect record against the defending League Champion Phoenix Polar Bears:
Unless you read the Bee's sports section the other day, you probably didn't realize that it's now hockey season in Fresno. The newest team in the WSHL is the Selland Arena playing Fresno Monsters and they play their first game Saturday night downtown:
Tickets are hella cheap ($10 to $19) and the team is kinda awesome. Awesome because they are fighting for their hockey lives since it's all 17-21 year-olds looking to get college scolarships or get the attention of NHL teams. Also there are a couple Fresnans on the roster - I know right? Fresnans trying to be pro hockey players, freakin' sweet!
*Get a look at the team. **Fresno players: Vinnie Smith #9 F - Kyle Lenhof #28 D
Well forget all that. We have a new team (that doesn't involve the Falcons owners that screwed us) and we're fired up about it. Our new hockey team is called the Fresno Monsters and you can meet them today:
Really, for those of you that are casual fans, the game will be the same - just younger faces playing it. And yeah, you're still going to get just as confused by icing, offsides calls and *CARLS JR POWER PLAYYYS*... will there be Carls JR power plays? Might have to find that out tonight.
The first Monsters game at Selland is September 19th against Bakersfield.
The Fresnan is a blog drunk on Fresno's sweet sweet booze.
We like posting about local music and random Fresno culture junk. We like Downtown, tri-tip, South of Shaw battles, tamales and remembering when there was a fig orchard at Herndon & Palm. We like to occasionally go to River Park but tell people we never go there.