The “seventh man” at the Sommet Center has garnered much attention around the National Hockey League. Whether it was the standing ovation that welcomed newest Predator Ryan Suter at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the deafening roar that greeted an international telecast during the Predators’ first home playoff game in 2004, or just a typical night in Cell Block 303, home-ice advantage is an undeniable reality in Music City.
You can usually find GNASH leading the charge. The feline with an attitude loves to bring the crowd to its feet, give the opposition a hard time and make a few friends with the Predators’ youngest fans each night.
The Nashville music scene has helped to make a night of hockey at the Sommet Center into a unique entertainment event. Along the way, many well-known celebs from the music industry have performed at games or rooted on the home team. Artists like Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Barbara Mandrell consistently bare their “Fang Fingers” in support of the hometown Predators.