Sunday, December 16, 2018

Nearly 50 Years of New York Rangers Fandom

The recipient of a 2018 Client Champion Silver Award from Martindale-Hubbell, Marc Rovner is an East Rockaway, New York-based attorney who serves as director of business development with BETA Abstract. When not working, Marc Rovner enjoys attending New York Rangers games; as a season ticket holder, his connection with the team was profiled in a recent Madison Square Garden Company blog post.

Rovner's father became a Rangers season ticket holder nearly 50 years ago, and the East Rockaway attorney has continued the family tradition: he and his family can be found in section 113 at every home game. That section has become something of a second family, as Rovner and his four children have formed lifelong friendships with some of the individuals sitting nearby. They have even taken road trips with one of the other families in the section.

Rovner vividly remembers his first time attending a game at Madison Square Garden. It was February 8, 1970, and the Rangers scored a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. His dad's favorite player, Eddie Giacomin, was the goaltender that night, and Donnie Marshall scored the first goal. His first memory of the Rangers is just as special as subsequent memories, like Pete Stemkowski's triple-overtime playoff goal in 1971, the Rangers' 1979 playoff victory over the rival New York Islanders, and the 1994 Stanley Cup run. 

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