Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal to see the Las Vegas Hookers play the Rebels of Salt Lake at Sobe Arena. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets plus $30 worth of merchandise from the MWHL online store (a $50 total value). Choose between the following games:
- Friday, November 16, at 11:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17, at 5:15 p.m.
After ending the 2011-12 season with their sixth straight league title, the Las Vegas Hookers return to their frosty desert oasis, Sobe Arena, to face off against their Mountain West Hockey League rivals the Rebels of Salt Lake, who have already opened the MWHL season with two wins. Former Las Vegas Wrangler Jeff Hazelwood and ex-UNLV captain Aaron Baca lead the Hookers with their speed and tenacity, while Kent State star Todd Brautigam provides the kind of defense that helped the Hookers win the 2007 USA Hockey national championship.
The Hookers' name, of course, is a playful double entendre that refers to both the sport's hooking penalty and Nevada's lax fishing laws. Throughout the season, the team gives back to the community by organizing charity games and events to raise funds for cancer patients.