I know there's still about a week and a half before we get some NHL action, but the USHL is in full gear, and my local team, the Fargo Force, had their season opener last night. I was off of work, so of course, I had to go, and brought my wife and older two daughters along for the game. We had a great time, even though the Force lost 2-0. It was actually a very competitive game, despite the shutout, and the Force look like there's some great potential in their lineup.
After each game, the featured player in their "Player Spotlight," makes his way to the main concourse, and signs autographs for any fans who were interested, after he signs and presents a jersey with his name and number to the winner of a silent auction for the particular item. I had him sign a puck and the cover of Friday night's game preview booklet.
My wife asked me if I wanted a picture with him, and then asked my daughters the same question. Neither
of them did, but my oldest, who turns 8 in December wanted to take the picture of my wife and I with him. I was impressed with her picture-taking abilities and think she did a great job.
Here's a few other pictures from the game: