Players need clean ice.
So Zamboni drivers do their job between periods.
It’s an important relationship at ice hockey rinks around the world.
Yet I had a feeling last Saturday night that there was a more important bond for the guy guiding one of the two big machines at the Onondaga County War Memorial, where the Syracuse Crunch and Utica Comets were tussling in an American Hockey League affair.
My dear wife Karen, of course, noticed the valuable cargo before I did.
See the kid on the Zamboni? Oh! Why, yes! Yes, I do.
How about that. That’s not something you see every day, I must say.
Have you ever driven a Zamboni? Have you ever ridden on a Zamboni? Have you ever heard of a Zamboni?