Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get a ticket package to see the Albany Devils play the Hershey Bears at Times Union Center on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. (up to a $45.70 total value). The package includes the following:
- One ticket for red- or black-section seating (up to a $22.70 value, including all fees)
- One hat (a $16 value)
- A souvenir poster (a $5 value)
- A game program (a $2 value)<p>
Now in their second season as the top AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, the Albany Devils have officially traded their pitchforks for hockey sticks as they continue to scorch the ice toward a potential playoff berth. Through 52 games, the Devils have glided into the top half of the Eastern Conference behind right winger Joe Whitney, whose 12 goals and incandescent helmet have led the way to 24 victories thus far. Center Steve Zalewski has chipped in 28 points of his own, and rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid marks his territory nightly by barricading the net with his collection of youth-league trophies just one year after steering Union College to their most successful campaign in school history.
Across the ice, the Hershey Bears lumber into Times Union Square harboring three of the league’s top six scorers, including Chris Bourque and Keith Aucoin. From red- or black-section seats, Devils backers can hiss and holler at the conference rivals before trading their souvenir poster, hat, and program to the Devil Dawg in exchange for his secret to perfectly filed horns.