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 $22, you get two tickets to see the Edmonton Oil Kings play against the Calgary Hitmen at Rexall Place on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. (up to a $45.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This deal is valid for side seating in sections 101, 102, 104, 134, or 136.
The Edmonton Oil Kings put territorial supremacy on the line against division rival Calgary Hitmen in a matchup—dubbed the "battle for Alberta"—between two of the WHL's top squads. Channelling the same supersonic skating, precise shooting, and exploding hockey pucks that led to a playoff appearance last season, the Oil Kings' 2011 offense has already posted a franchise record with 10 goals in one game on November 23. Ice wizard Michael St. Croix skates among the conference's top scorers with 13 goals and 20 assists, and recent acquisition Tyler Maxwell attempts to build on last season's shining performance with the Everett Silvertips, during which he netted 41 goals. Defensively, the Oil Kings will turn to team captain Mark Pysyk, whose ability to douse opposing rushes by successfully building a moat around the net earned him a first-round pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2010 NHL draft.