- Sick of the Crying
- April 05, 2012 - 09:33
The biggest joke out of all of this is they have but perhaps three players on that team from Grand Falls Windsor. The rest are from other parts of the province. Thank goodness for Botwood and the Goulds I say. Anyways maybe they should form a senior hockey league in central. Grand Falls Windsor, Botwood, Lewisport etc. No, wait a minute, there aren't enough senior hockey players in Grand Falls Windsor to ice a team. Get real GFW!!!
- April 04, 2012 - 10:15
It's absolutely ridiculous that the teams weren't allowed to play on home ice. No wonder the seats were virtually empty. No one is going to pay the big bucks to see beer league games, and you're not going to see a turnout in St. John's because we actually have a professional team.
- April 04, 2012 - 15:38
Ummm, there kinda was a turnout....around 4,500 average for 2 games...thats enough to fill the GFW rink around 4 times over...and the funny part was the fans brought their whining with them wanting a penalty for every darn thing
- Sr hockey fan
- April 04, 2012 - 08:21
Does this finally mean the whining has stopped? First positive story out of grand falls since last summer. Now Paul, go on and tell your fans you knew last year in august where the herder was to be played. Before season tickets went on sale in GF. Own up to it. You owe them that. Good luck to the Cataracts in the allan cup, Our first one since 1986 last year, lets see if you can repeat.
- Another Senior Hockey Fan but from Central
- April 04, 2012 - 08:50
What difference is it whether Mr. Glavine knew in August where the herder was to be played? Any true fans will support their team one way or the other if they are able to afford it. I am sick to my stomach hearing about people not wanting to buy their holding seats next season, but the way that I see it is that if you truly support your team, it wouldn't matter. I feel for those people who could not afford the travel expenses to attend the Herder games and then there's a lot of seniors who attend the games all season faithfully that are on fixed incomes. I was lucky enough to be able to afford to attend a few of the herder games, but I did note that it wasn't the same feeling as it would have been on home ice. It was sad to see that those regular attendance fans were missing and I also feel for the players who had the support of their fans for the entire season until the herder games, which was evident that their fans were less visible. I salute Mr. Glavine and the Cataracts Association for fighting for us fans and their players to be able to enjoy the herder games on home ice of the two teams that were playing for it. I wish the Cataracts the best of luck in the Allan Cup series and I look forward to next season.