The Halifax Mooseheads finished with the second-best record in the Quebec League this season at 47-18-0-3. Jonathan Drouin and Nikolaj Ehlers finished third and fourth in league scoring and Drouin currently leads all playoff scorers with a jaw-dropping 21 points in seven games. The team holds a 2-1 series lead on Gatineau in the second round.
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. We’re here to talk about the mind-bending, on-ice 3-D pre-game show the Mooseheads put on before Games 1 and 2 of their series with Gatineau last weekend.
Through the combined efforts of Egg Studios and Sound Systems in Halifax, the Mooseheads treated their fans to one heck of an experience. Brian Urquhart, vice president of business operations for the Mooseheads, said it was a challenge to line up the six projectors and get them in sync for the presentation, but that it was in the works for about a month.
"We're lucky to have partners like Egg Studios and Sound Systems, who were eager to work together on this," Urquhart said. "We are always looking to provide our fans with an NHL level of entertainment and wanted to do something special during the playoffs."
The show starts with the Mooseheads logo breaking through the ice, which then appears to melt away into water before re-freezing again. That part is amazing enough, but the show only gets better from there, with the ice turning into its own moving boom box dance party.
It’s something you have to see to believe and appreciate.
Lean forward in prepared amazement and drink in this sucker.
Understandably, this kind of presentation won't be a regular, every-night occurrence at Mooseheads games, but Urquhart mentioned that fans can expect more innovative events like these in the future.
The bar has been set high. Very high.