BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Raising Cane’s River Center hosted a minor league hockey game.

The Mississippi Sea Wolves and the Carolina Thunderbirds went head-to-head on the ice.

According to the Marketing & Sales Manager of the Raising Cane’s River Center, Alysia Guin, there was lots of “Fast Preparation” and “Heavy Involvement” required for the big night. The team spent time in Tennessee learning how to build the proper rink.

This is one of the three games that will help determine whether Baton Rouge will become a home for a minor league hockey team.

Guin says “It’s based on the success of these three games. Our main goal is about 5,000 people per game. We want to average 15,000 people total.”

Over 5,500 hundred tickets were sold for the Mississippi Sea Wolves versus the Carolina Thunderbirds game. This met the Raising Cane’s River Center goal for one of the three games.

One of the fans at the game said, “I’m kind of hoping that we can kind of get this going again because this is good family fun entertainment it’s a lot of fun.”

The Raising Cane’s River Center will host two more professional hockey games.

To view the schedule and purchase tickets, click here.