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 $9, you get one reserved-seating ticket to the RMU Hockey Showcase at Consol Energy Center on Friday, December 30 (up to an $18.10 value online, including all ticketing fees). Seating will be in sections 110, 114, 115, 121, and 122. Tickets are good for all three of the following games:
- Women’s hockey against Bemidji State at 1 p.m.
- Men’s club hockey against Pitt at 4 p.m.
- Men’s hockey against Ohio State at 7:35 p.m.<p>
Robert Morris University’s ice-hockey squads look to doom opponents’ frozen dreams with athletic rink play in the 2011–12 season. Under the leadership of eighth-year Head Coach Derek Schooley, the NCAA Division I men’s hockey team looks to better its 18–12–5 debut in the Atlantic Hockey Association and less successful line-dancing debut on Broadway. First-year head honcho Paul Colontino has led the women’s team on a dazzling season kickoff, crushing opponents and setting a program record with a late-November 8–0–0 road-trip run. Competing in the ACHA Division I, men’s club hockey strives to turn around a 7–10–1 season opening, drawing strength from its scrappy 5–5 road record and newly captured clan of lucky leprechauns.
Guests feast eyes on ice-top athleticism in Consol Energy Center, home to the NHL’s Penguins. Two LED rings circumscribe the seating bowl, and 800 HD televisions of varying sizes pepper the building, ensuring attendees don’t miss a single slap shot or black eye. Comfy seating cushions rapt fans, boasting widths of up to 24 inches to accommodate wild, celebratory gyrations and pockets filled with packing peanuts.