This is one of the main reasons that I come to Las Vegas in June.
No, who am I kidding?
This is THE only reason I come to Vegas in 100 plus temperatures Fahrenheit in June to see the NHL honor the best players for the whole season.
The Sports Diva isnt the only one who marks this date on her calendar every year.
Other hockey fans make their own 30 Plus Teams Tour of Las Vegas to do this and you don’t have to dress up.
Those Minnesota Wild and Las Vegas Golden Knights jerseys that you’re wearing are just fine.
Represent your hockey team, especially if they have a player nominated for best goaltender , best defenseman, best coach or even for their dedication to hockey.
(That dedication to hockey award is real not just a made up name. It’s called the Masterton Trophy and it was named for Bill Masterton , who unfortunately , lost his life while playing hockey for the Minnesota team . )
I normally get pictures with the players who were nominated , but not this time .
You had to have a bracelet to do what’s called the Red Carpet this year.
Thank you to those fans who bring all that stuff to be autographed by the players and then you sell them!
Because of y’all , the Sports Diva and other hockey fans can’t get up close and personal with our favorite and definately not so favorite hockey players at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
At least tickets were inexpensive enough to attend the awards ceremony , something that I hadn’t done in 2 years.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so get your money’s worth by checking out some of the action from the NHL Awards .