Besides having the benches on opposite sides of the rink, the Memorial Coliseum ice surface has another quirk to it that directly affects the play. No, I'm not talking about the ads or the blue kick boards instead of yellow. There's something about the rules of the game and the lines on the ice that is distrinctly different, and it's been that way for 25 years here.
I didn't realize it until last week, but when I was informed, it made perfect sense. It's something we've all been looking at for years and probably never realized.