Oil Barons Hockey

 Oil Barons Hockey - Image copyrighted & courtesy of Chris Slavo

You make your way to the Casman Centre, to catch an Oil Barons hockey game. Inside the arena, the players make their way onto the fresh ice, their skate blades cutting arcs and lines into its surface.

From the moment the puck drops, the game is fast and physical. An Oil Barons' forward streaks over the blue line, the puck gripped to the tape of his stick. A defenseman squares up and checks him into the glass, but not before the forward passes the puck to a teammate who shovels it into the net. The red light flashes, a siren wails, and the fans erupt into a deafening cheer. This is the game’s pace for the three full periods of hockey.