I recently received an email from the athletic department congratulating my 5-year old son because he gets to ride the zamboni during the second intermission of one of the upcoming hockey games.
I graduated over a decade ago and just recently moved back to Michigan; so this will be his first Yost experience, and I have not been back since I was a student so I am a bit rusty on the rituals.
In efforts to ensure he fulfills his rightful duties and to give him the best interactive experience with the fans, I need some help with the proper etiquette for zamboni riders. Namely:
- Do kids still do the shoe throwing thing?
- If so, does anyone know if this is openly accepted by the staff or are kids specifically instructed not to do it? (being his first game, I'd like it to be a positive experience and don't want him to get yelled at or suffer negative consequences that may scar his future fandom)
- Is there a specific time to throw the shoe? (right away or as prompted by the student section)
- Should he throw said shoe onto the ice or aim for the student section?
- Any other responsibilities he should be aware of to earn "Best Kid Ever" chants?
Also, as an aside - are "Children of Yost" shirts available anywhere? Would love to get one for my son as a memento, though I imagine youth sizes may be hard to come by for such an item.
Thank you for your help in
brainwashing raising yet another faithful wolverine. Go Blue!
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