This is correct. Dude did a cover of a Dream Theater tune as well and Portnoy is near (but not at) Peart levelI thought I saw that Mike Portnoy (former Dream Theater drummer, not related to the Barstool dadhole, for those who don't know him) was getting him set up.
I have been to the Cow Palace (our house was actually only a couple miles from it), and it is indeed a palace for cows. Like, there are no stairs inside, you move from floor to floor on inclined ramps, there are stables outside, etc. I can't imagine what it was like for a professional hockey to play there for 2 years.