Blackhawks fan hit with glass, stays at game

It's one heck of a souvenir from Alexis Bovard's first hockey game on Friday, but likely one that neither she nor anyone else wanted, after a falling piece of plexiglass left her with a head wound.

Chicago Blackhawks fan Alexis Bovard walked away from her first NHL game with one heck of a story…and probably a headache as well.

Early in the first period of the Blackhawks-Oilers game Friday night, Benoit Pouliot hit Niklas Hjalmarsson hard into the boards in the Chicago end – so hard in fact that a pane of glass was dislodged and it fell into the crowd, landing on Bovard.

“If I even remember correctly, I was watching the game and you know the big hits come to the glass and the next thing I know the glass is on my head and blood is everywhere and people are all around me and I make it up the stairs and hear all these applause, which was nice to hear,” Bovard told Sportsnet’s Gene Principe during the game.

Luckily for Bovard she avoided serious injury and explained she would only require “some stitches.”

“I’m just bummed it happened so early [in the game],” Bovard said. “It’s quite a first game. First NHL game. First Blackhawks game."

So, Alexis, maybe the cheap seats are a better option for the next game you attend?

“I’d rather have my nose bleeding than my head bleeding.”