So yeah...I'll play.
I lived across Coldwater Road from the Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for a year after college. I dated a girl who was into hockey and started going to Komets games. Their rivals were teh Indianapolis Checkers and the Muskegon Lumberjacks (who moved to Cleveland).
First NHL game was at the Aud in StL c1993.
It's the best game to see live.