Anaheim Ducks hockey

October 9-12, 2009: NYC and Philly

On Columbus weekend, a group of Ducks  fans went to New York City and Philadelphia to catch our team play at Madison Square Garden and Wachovia Bank arena.  Karen, Jack, Alice and I flew in to JFK, and took a shuttle to the hotel.  Martin met us later that evening.

 

 

At the NHL Store in NYC

 
 On one of our free days, we took the subway to the World Trade Center/ Ground Zero.

Heading to the WTC

 

 

 

 

Ground Zero, the WTC being rebuilt

 October 11: Ducks vs NY Rangers. 

On our way to the Rangers Game!
Special VIP passes
View from our seats

After the game, the Ducks arranged to have a few players meet us.

 

Andrew Ebbet

 

Corey Perry
Ducks enforcer, George Parros

Another free day roaming around Manhattan.  We found the FDNY store and went to check it out.

FDNY Store
Fire patches from everywhere

 

Walking down 5th Avenue, we spied a group of New York’s finest.

Need a cop?

The touristy horse drawn carriages by Central Park

Central Park

 

Alice in Wonderland

 

Lunch at Angelo’s Coal Pizza

Last time I was in New York, we went to the Empire State Building.  I heard the view from “The Rock” was just as nice… and it was!

At the Rock
View of Central Park
a NYC icon
Rockefeller Center, another NYC icon

 
The Ducks hired a bus to take us to Philly. On the way there, Kris (Loomis) pulled over and let us get Cheesesteaks. 

On our way to the Philadelphia Flyers game. 

 

Read it. Learn it. SAY IT!

 

 

At Philadelphia with Martin and Karen.

 

 

Wachovia Center (now called Wells Fargo)
Banners in the rafters
View from our seats

Ducks won!