Before I went away last Wednesday (more on that later), I was going to write a post about the fact that the Binghamton Senators were close to winning the Eastern Conference in the Calder Cup series (American Hockey League) and the Houston Aeros were up 3-0 in the Western Conference. Given that the Caps ended my/our hockey season prematurely, and that I can actually get to an Aeros game without getting on a plane, this was exciting news – especially with the Binghamton connection. Imagine my surprise when I realized, after my long weekend away, that tonight is Game 7 in the AHL Western Conference finals. Why, oh why, do I associate in any way, shape, or form with teams that have such a proclivity for implosion of spectacular proportions?
If the Aeros manage to stave off humiliation tonight, there may be a hockey game in my future – before James and I head off to DC for my Mary Washington College reunion weekend. (Can it possibly be 15 years since I graduated from college?!) We have some good friends and fellow hockey enthusiasts here in Houston who would make great companions for a Calder Cup series game. Check back tomorrow to see if the Aeros have rallied or humiliatingly choked for the 4th game in a row. (BTW, I’ll be rooting for Binghamton either way!)
UPDATE: Houston managed a win (4 to 3) so it is on to the Calder Cup finals. Aeros v. Senators!