The Danbury Hat Tricks play an exciting brand of hockey, one that is representative of the city they call home.

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Danbury hockey fans are as rabid and scary as any fans, at any level of hockey. The organization also runs its business like a big-time outfit. This means that the schedule being announced is a big deal (that already happened). It also means the new pre-game introduction gets its own day (July 28, 2022).

The new introduction has subtle nods to Danbury's hockey past, and a blur of current acknowledgements. To put it plain and short, there is a lot of speed, and a ton of fighting. That is exactly how Danbury residents like it.

I've heard people say something is "too much fun", and always wondered what that meant? I know now. It's this "too much fun" thing I'm trying to avoid at the Danbury Ice Arena.

I was at the Arena (Danbury Ice Arena) a whole bunch last season, and I felt myself holding back. I was trying to keep the beast inside. There are people who know the "old me" that know exactly what this animal looks like.

Most days, I keep that person buried deep down, but the Arena needles my inner-wolf. Last year, there were a few nights where it almost broke out of its cage but I was able to hold back. I'm not sure we will get through the 2022-2023 season with the same level of restraint. This inner-terror is bound to break free, I just hope it's during a Hat Tricks game and not during a figure skating event.

Now, I need to call Herm and ask for season tickets, one for me, one for my inner-animal.

Hat Tricks - Lou Milano quote
Hat Tricks - Lou Milano quote
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A Tour of the Ice Arena for the Danbury Hat Tricks Victorious Weekend

This season is underway at the Danbury Ice Arena and it began in victorious fashion. I was in the Arena for Friday and Saturday's games and I experienced the entire thing for you. Once you are done checking this out, you are going to buy tickets, that is not a threat, it's just what is going to happen.

There is something for everyone inside that arena, even if you don't like hockey. There were a ton of activities to be a part of in the Arena, even if you don't like hockey. That's not my style, if I go for a game I want to watch it but all the extras don't hurt the experience one bit,

Inside the Premier Party for the Danbury Trashers Netflix Documentary

My name is Lou Milano, I am the co-host of the Ethan and Lou Morning Show on I-95. Recently, I attended the local premier of the Netflix film "Untold: Crime & Penalties" about the Danbury Trashers. The Trashers were a United Hockey League team that were around for a short time in the 2000' s in Western, CT but the team and ownership left a lasting impact.

The premier was open to the public and would take place inside the building where the Trashers played hockey, the Danbury Ice Arena. I decided to watch the movie at my house before going to the event. I wanted to use the time at the arena to interview the people in the film, and give an inside look into the night. This was my night out, with the cast of the film and the Trashers. 

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