Here's a picture of Ben signing autographs at his table just off the concourse.
Ben had many autographs to sign. I believe the number was 6,000, so I think he enjoyed giving his hand a rest in the middle to walk out onto the ice.
The Rivermen scored the first goal, but the Columbus Cottonmouths stormed back with four of their own. The crowd was pretty shocked, because just two days before the Cottonmouths bus turned over on the highway on its way to Peoria and the last place team was without much of its top talent.
The Rivermen fought back and eventually tied the game and won in overtime. Three-on-three hockey is fun to watch!
I also had fun watching one of my former students on the ice.
Alec was one of my freshmen baseball players back in the day. I also had him in my Algebra 1 class for a year. I thought he was going to be one of the top baseball talents in the area by the time he was a senior, but he chose hockey instead. It seems to be working out for him!
It was a fun night with my sister and my good friend, Jim!
Thanks for reading!