Nashville Predators Bring NHL to Youth League with Sensational ‘Smashmob’

November 20th, 2012 by Gabe Zaldivar Leave a reply »
For some lucky youth hockey players, the NHL was alive and well for one glorious game recently. 

Yahoo! Sports reports on this wonderful story of two teams getting the full NHL treatment while the gloom of a lockout continues to deprive fans of the real deal. 

It all went down at the A-Game Sportsplex in Franklin, where the Nashville Predators apparently invited about 250 fans to a pizza party. 

What those fans found out when they arrived at the Sportsplex is that they were to play a huge part in making some young athletes' days. 

Instead of eating pizza and enjoying the company of other hockey fans who are craving professional hockey, they were given the chance to bring the ambiance of a regular season NHL game to this clash between the Cyclones and Blizzards. 

It seems the kids received every last aspect of a real pro game, with fans shouting, drummers pounding away on their drums and a play-by-play being called. 

At the 3:25 mark, it seems that a few of them were even interviewed like real sports stars. All the while, you can spot some extremely happy young hockey fans livin ...

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