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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Special guest for "Let's Play Hockey" at Isles-Wild game

Much like the Cubs have a guest lead the crowd in singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", the Wild have a special guest yell "Let's Play Hockey"  before each game.

For the Friday Islander-Wild game, the guest will be Josh Sacco.  (No, not Joe Sacco -- he's the Av's coach)  5-year old Josh Sacco has become a bit of a celebrity for his interpretation of Kurt Russell's re-enactment of Herb Brooks' speech before the US-Russia game.  You can see Sacco's speech here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CdJTfGiRCI

1980 was a pretty good year for the USA ... and for the Islanders too!

 Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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