You know we have a local hockey team, right? Yes, the San Jose Sharks, and evidently a stray black cat snuck his way into their arena, the SAP Center, and made his way onto the ice on Friday night before a game, at which point he was cheered on by a roaring crowd, and went running for his life at the sound.
As KRON 4 reports, the cat finally found an open door off the rink, "escaped beneath the seating stands" and then was finally retrieved by SAP Center staff.
He's been nicknamed "Joe PAW-velski," in honor of team captain Joe Pavelski, and he's receiving a health check at a local shelter before potentially going up for adoption that is unless he's been microchipped. If he's lucky, he'll soon find a nice home just like runaway Bay Bridge Chihuahua Ponch.
According to CBS 5, Joe P. the cat has become an "internet sensation," and in fact, he did make national news on CBS Sports.
And perhaps this black cat was a good luck charm, because the team went on that night to beat the Nashville Predators 5-2.