- March 26, 2012 - 12:28
Fred: The Cataracts team how 13 players from Central. Not sure how many players they have to fly in but its possibly around 5 or 6. The Caribous only fly in 3 players, one of which is a local player who lives and works in Nova Scotia.
- Too Funny
- March 22, 2012 - 13:57
What a pile of crap. " In Corner Brook and the region, they’re last-minute buyers ". No. In Corner Brook and the region, they're non-buyers. They didn't even sell out when Corner Brook was in the semi-finals. And now they think they'll come out to watch two teams that they couldn't care less about. GFW to SJ, about a 4 hour drive and there's something to do before or after the game. GFW to CB, about 3 hours drive but about the only thing to do would be to go down to the mill and reminisce.
- March 22, 2012 - 13:38
Here this latest one.......David Andrews, President of the AHL announded today that the finals for the 2012 Calder Cup will be played in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre, regardless of the two teams playing. He felt that with a potential 18,000 fans at the ACC, they could promote the AHL to a wider group of people. So the suckers in St. John's who purchased season tickets, supported your team all year (sponsor too), if you want to cheer on your team, you will need to travel to Toronto. Sorry for the inconvience that they may cause, but if you check with Porter, Westjet and Air Canada now, you should be able to get a good seat sale.
- March 22, 2012 - 11:02
Honestly I don't think anyone cares much for Senior Hockey in St. John's anymore... I say let the people vote and whoever wants it the most can have it not Newfoundland Hockey... pffffft......
- Frank Power
- March 22, 2012 - 08:15
I think HNL has made another mistake and still after all these years still doesn't listen to the fans ,parents ,players. Its either their way or no way. It is shameful that HNL seems to think they are always right and nobody else has a right to their opinion . Its no different at minor hockey level and their inadequate way of grading teams for the All-NL's tournament . I support the people of Grand Falls and respect the stand they have taken on the Herder issue. Many people on the East Coast have dealt with HNL as well and know how they try to bully their way through issues. Perhaps people should be put in there that actually don't have hidden agendas and truly have respect for the game and the fans.
- March 21, 2012 - 19:35
Not surprised at all with ticket sales. Kind of expensive to see your team play in St. John's one weekend, then travel to Corner Brook the following weekend. Gas, hotels, food etc. add up. Definitely should be held at the rinks of the teams. I for one will NOT be attending games here at Mile One. Good luck Grand falls
- March 22, 2012 - 14:32
Get over it ppl and stop the complaining I am so sick of it . Grand falls don't deserve to win the herder if they keep getting on like this. Go Bous Go !
- March 21, 2012 - 18:46
Corner Brook got eliminated and St. John's doesn't even have a team, yet these two cities are hosting the Herder finals......sounds like a newfie joke to me.
- March 22, 2012 - 09:34
Harold: The senior league is a joke, a complete farce. Its a league compiled of teams who pay players from away to come and play in their town. Its a semi -pro league. Grand Falls Windsor has how many players actually from that area of town who are playing on the team? For that type of set up where players have to be paid, big gates are required to pay the bills. Travel, hotels, meals and of course salaries. You want to play in the big leagues so to speak then you have to pay a price. Good thing St. John's is not there or the league would not survive as nobody would be able to compete. See Senior Baseball. The only credible community who competes with their own players and does well is St. Lawrence in Senior Soccer. Just an incredible community full of pride and spirit. I guess the saving grace for soccer is players do not get paid. If that happened then I guess St. John's would dominate there too. Its time for the herder to go to say midget hockey supremacy or high School accross the province. That way money would not be an issue and all communities would have a fair playing field as players would only come from the school they go to. St. Mikes produced some great players and I'm sure people would support that type of concept.
- Gary Hennessey
- March 21, 2012 - 18:00
Read the article and watched the video. You didn't see anyone from GFW being interviewed because this decision doesn't impact those on the east coast, just Cats fans. Only about 300 tickets sold in GFW for games 1-2. Sad commentary. Even less going to Corner Brookk. HNL reps keep repeating that ticket sales will pick up so I guess that will happen because they keep saying it, so it must be true.
- Gary Hennessey
- March 21, 2012 - 17:33
I guess HNL's philosophy is to keep repeating that ticket sales will pick up and somehow they will. Under 300 tickets were sold in GFW in total for games one and two. Oh well, HNL must know what they are doing. They keep telling us they do!!!!