BOISE, ID — The area's favorite hockey team finally skated back into town for the first time in what seems like forever.
The Idaho Steelheads are back on their frozen stomping grounds at Centurylink Arena after their longest slate of road games of the year. The team traveled to four different cities over a three-week period...playing nine games and putting together a 4-5 record during the trip. That puts their overall record at 29-17, just four points behind the Utah Grizzlies for first place in the Mountain Conference. Every team says playing at home is a huge advantage, and after being on the road for nearly a month, the Steelheads are certainly no exception.
"We get to play in front of our fans, to have the support we have from them it makes a huge difference. You can feel the atmosphere, it's electric, usually by the start of that third period, the place is usually bumping pretty good and we want to perform for this group, we want to perform for this city, and to know we have that support, it means a lot to us," said Idaho Steelheads Head Coach Neil Graham.
"It's huge for us, especially at the point losing three straight, coming in against a team like the rapid who's won three in a row now, get to play in front of these Boise fans, it's great, I think everybody on our team cherishes every time we're here so we're looking forward to it," said Idaho Steelheads Forward and Captain AJ White.
Steelheads fans, get your cheering voices ready! The team will be hitting the ice again tonight for their first of a three-game series against the Rapid City Rush. The games will be tonight, Friday and Saturday all starting at 7:10pm.