Tonight Noelle and I along with Noelle's fellow graduate student Elaine made it out to the opening event at Amsoil Arena. The tickets were courtesy of Erik and they were appreciated. The game was a scrimmage between two UMD alumni teams. Instead of 3 periods, they played 2 halves of 30 minutes and the clock ran constantly. There was a lot of scoring in the first half, but stronger goaltending in the second. The real treat though, was getting to see the new arena. It is very nice but seems a bit too large for college hockey.