Named after Disney’s hockey-themed Mighty Ducks, Anaheim’s home team has seen a great deal of success in their 25-year history, including 6 division titles, 2 conference championships, and 1 Stanley Cup victory. The Ducks, as they’re currently known, are skating their way into another NHL Playoffs thanks to stellar play from team captain Ryan Getzlaf. If you want to see an intense rivalry heat up the ice, grab an affordable ticket to see the Ducks play against the Los Angeles Kings in the “Freeway Face-Off.” Or you can always pick up a ticket for any number of other games at the Honda Center.
In 1993, Disney founded the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and the team slowly built a successful franchise with the help of stars like Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. In 2003, Kariya captained the team to their first Stanley Cup series, which they ended up losing in 7 games. But then came the 2006–07 season when the Mighty Ducks simplified their name and everything changed. The Ducks traded for defenseman Chris Pronger who joined a team that already featured a world-class line, including Rob Niedermayer, Samuel Pahlsson, and Travis Moen. Despite a turbulent playoff run that included a couple Pronger suspensions, the Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators in 5 games to take the Stanley Cup. Since then, the team has had some ups and downs, but they have won the Pacific Division title each of the past 5 seasons, and they are aiming to do it again this year.
Since Ryan Getzlaf recovered from a puck to the face, the Ducks have been impressing the league with fantastic play from the whole team. Though they have faced many injuries this year, the squad is ready for postseason success. There are plenty of great things to do in Anaheim, but a hockey game is a great way to get out of the California sun and cheer on amazing athletes. Find an affordable Ducks ticket to watch the team try to win another division title, conference championship, and Cup.