Hockey is one of the only sports where you will be carrying your beer to your seat and accidentally bump into someone, only to have that person apologize to you. It's a Canadian thing.
It might be one of the more violent sports, where fighting is allowed as long as both players remove their gloves, but the fans are some of the most sociable--when they're not hooting over a player being smashed into the plexiglass.
Yes, the puck has officially hit the ice in the Idaho Steelheads 2014-2015 season. The opening game kicked off on Oct. 17 against the Utah Grizzlies--which the Steelheads won 3-1. The season runs all the way into April, with upcoming home games on Oct. 29, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.