- October 21, 2012 - 11:24
Up Front doesn't have a clue about the hockey landscape in St. John's.... Since the Ice Caps came to town, it seems like no one cares about Sr. hockey in St. Johns and surrounding areas. Look at the sparse crowd in Torbay, look at the withdraw of the Blades and look at the sparse crowd at the Herder last year. Clarenville and Grand Falls is the epicentre of Sr. hockey in Newfoundland. This is true.
- Wheres the trophy?
- October 17, 2012 - 23:05
If St.John's hosts the Allan Cup someone, for sure, will forget to bring the cup to the rink. Remember the 1988 Herder when the Herder didn't make it to Corner Brook and the Royals beat the Caps.
- Stanley Hope
- October 16, 2012 - 14:39
How long is it going to be before Joe Maynard has his name and hands in on this? this type of tournament would not fly east of Roche's Line. Why? There is enough hockey on the east coast for fans to watch. IE - see Mt. Pearl Blades. Not even Harry Bartlett's ticket selling at Canadian Tire or his deep pockets could keep that team afloat Give this tournament to Clarenville, Grand Falls, or Gander where fans will turn out in droves to watch. Play games in Gander and Grand Falls. Its centrally located and there are plenty of hotels to accommodate all teams. But that makes sense. Won't happen. Sure the city of st. john's as all - rinks, hotels........but no true local hockey fans. Go to a game at the Jack Byrne Arena in the east league, there's barely enough for a good game of twister.
- Cherry Hill
- October 16, 2012 - 10:18
I think they should give it to Fogo Island!! Great stadium and lots of local entertainment... I'm sure the boys from the mainland would love that ferry ride over lol
- October 16, 2012 - 10:04
Up Front....if you want to host, put in a team.
- up front
- October 16, 2012 - 07:53
Bring it to st. john's. The outports don't have enough hotels or people willing to pay.
- ST. Johns?
- October 16, 2012 - 09:48
St. John's??! Last time i checked the city doesn't support local senior hockey in the province. Kinda sad actually but expected.
- up front
- October 16, 2012 - 13:37
come to St.john's. we have mcdonalds and a mall.
- up front
- October 16, 2012 - 13:44
hey derek, the herder makes money in st. john's. so would the allan cup. be realistic
- Political Watcher
- October 17, 2012 - 06:24
Actually Up Front, I don't believe the Herder made a dime last year. Tournament should be held outside St. John's. It is obvious that St. John's or Mount Pearl can't or won't support a Senior team then why should they get to host this tournament?
- up front
- October 17, 2012 - 09:32
Political watcher, The herder still drew 4000 last year even w the ahl and wo an east coast team. 6500 per game for the allen cup involving nl. 4000 for other teams. How manyt can grand falls or clarenville handle. Can they handle the hotels and restauants needed. Just being realistic. I know the allen cup has been held in smaller areas with crappy buildings but we could change that for the better. At the time we had record crowds for the world under17 as well as sellouts for the herder up to last year. get a grip you blind liberal.