The Stockton Thunder minor league hockey team has a new owner. Thankfully, it has the same old place to call home.
According to an interview in the Stockton Record, new owner Brad Rowbotham said the team is "definitely not moving" -- to which this sometimes hockey fan breathes a sigh of relief.
Even if you're not a puckhead, there are few better ways to spend a winter evening in San Joaquin County than at the Stockton Arena ice rink watching the Thunder. It's cheap (if you don't buy beer) and entertaining as heck. If you've only watched hockey on TV and written it off, give it a go in person. You'd be amazed at what powerful, agile athletes these guys are.
Besides, where else can you see grown men brawl on pink ice?