Alumni Night with the Lightning

February 02, 2012

Lightning

A group of more than 100 fans enjoyed Saint Leo Alumni Night with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday, January 31. A pre-game reception on the East Plaza of the Tampa Bay Times Forum allowed alumni and guests to socialize with one another while enjoying food and beverages. A special guest even made an appearance: Lightning Vice President Dave Andreychuk, a member of the 2004 Stanley Cup winning Bolts, visited with Saint Leo alumni and staff in the party tent.

Once inside the arena, the group was treated to an exciting contest between the Lightning and the Washington Capitals. The home team outlasted the visiting Caps 4-3 in overtime. Steven Stamkos beat goaltender Tomas Vokoun at 2:45 of overtime to send the crowd of 17,754 and the Saint Leo contingent home with the victory.

John Blume ’08, corporate sales manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning, helped to coordinate the effort in bringing the Saint Leo alumni group to the Forum for the night. Special thanks to him and to all of our alumni who attended our first event at a Lightning game.

View photos of the Alumni Night with the Lightning event