Monday, August 10, 2015

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Here's a street name in my town that may be due for a change one of these days.


The street is named for the Arizona Sundogs, a hockey team that played out of Prescott Valley. It captured the championship in only their second season in the Central Hockey League in 2007. 

But days turned dark last season as team officials announced they were suspending their 2014-2015 season for a variety of reasons including slower than expected off-season revenue.

There was talk of a team being formed to join a different league but so far nothing has come to pass.

Incidentally, the team played their home games in Tim's Toyota Center. The arena and building has lost its sponsorship and is now known as simply the Prescott Valley Event Center. It's been hosting events such as a gun show, a dog show and a bridal show.

But Mannheim Steamroller is bringing their annual Christmas show to the Center next December. Maybe the street name can be changed to Mannheim Drive!

10 comments:

  1. How about the Blvd of Busted Dreams?

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    1. That's good but a little long for the sign.

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  2. They could use the sign to rename a dead end street.

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  3. We have a stadium here in Portland that's changed names half a dozen times since we've been here. I thought PGE Park would last, but it didn't.

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  4. Since I follow ZERO sports, I always thought it was for Arizona Dogs, "Sun" Dogs. Yavapai Humane Society is on Sundog Ranch Rd. Not really. I'm not that kind of blonde!

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    1. I'm pretty sure Sundog Ranch Road was there before the Arizona Sundogs.

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  5. The only sundogs I'm familiar with are the ones I saw in Alaska, a weather phenomena, looks like pillars of light on the horizon occurring in the winter.

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  6. How disappointing for local hockey fans! Almost as disappointing as the Braves season has been...

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