Saturday, October 10, 2009

Meet the Predators Night

Last Tuesday night was Meet the Team night with the Nashville Predators at the Sommet Center. Thanks to the Mayes family we were able to go to the cool event! At the beginning of the season, the Predators open the arena to all their season ticket holders and all the players are there to meet the fans and sign autographs. My boys were super excited! Jackson wanted to wear his jersey, which meant Drew also wanted to wear a jersey. Luckily, Jackson's Gnash jersey was not too big for Drew. The lines were crazy for certain players. Thanks to our Disney line swap skills, we were able to see the majority of the players and keep the boys entertained. Drew really wanted to see Gnash, however we kept missing him.

Jackson got to meet Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Jones first. Jerrod Smithson and Martin Erat were so nice to Jackson. All the players were extremely kind and talkative to the boys. They were all impressed that Jackson recognized them and knew their numbers (without any prompting from Andy or me).

Jackson also meet the team captain, Jason Arnott. He has a life size poster of him on the back of his bedroom door that he got at a game last year.

Jackson and Ryan Suter

Jackson with two of his favorite players, Shea Weber and Steve Sullivan

The boys played hockey while they waited in line to meet the team.

Jackson and the Predators goalies, Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne
Jackson showed Jordin Tootoo his signature game face. All of Tootoo's groupees thought this was hillarious.


Mandy said...

Looks like fun! I'm sure Jackson and Drew loved meeting the players. Drew looks cute in his little jersey! Don't you love it (most of the time) when they want to be like their big brother? :) We have many more years of that ahead of us!

Julie said...

I am so amazed with his sports knowlegde. Is Andy playing tapes in is room while he's sleeping? Ha!

vergne said...

It sounds like the boys got to have a really special night! Jackson's game face is too funny. He looks so handsome all dressed up when he was the ring bearer.

I'm sorry that I didn't make your book party and never RSVP'd. I got the invite just before we left for Disney World. We were gone all last week.