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  • Darrell
    December 03, 2013 - 12:36

    Hey Sam....for a town/city its size, 3 junior championships isn't much to brag about. Mount Pearl would do well in the "participation and be nice to all category" but clearly not a town recognized for winning. Ask anyone who knows anything about sport and they will tell you.

  • Concerned Fan
    December 02, 2013 - 14:56

    Biggest concern in Clarenville should be getting a coach. Fans have been waiting for a while now for Dustin to retire and step behind the bench. Talent can only get you so far, and its time those guys get coached. Sad as a fan.

    • Sam Boney
      December 03, 2013 - 10:14

      They've never had a coach, but talent wins games on occasion. When the going gets tough, Ivan looks to Dustin and the the veterans to make the decisions. "there's a good crowd out there boys, give them their moneys worth", just gets you so far, having to defend against other teams PP and PK strategies is out of the coaches realm. I took in one Bous practice, it was interesting.

  • Steve
    December 02, 2013 - 11:27

    Deep Pockets, I am inclined to agree with you. I grew up and played hockey in Mount Pearl during the ''glory years'' as a youth during the mid to late 80's. This has been a long time coming....youth who have been developed thru Mount Pearl have moved away. But also, residents don't have a sense of connection to the Mount Pearl Blades like they used to. Mount Pearl is definitely a high school hockey town (at least during the Kentucky Cup) but there's little to no connecton like there used to be. I remember seeing kids playing street hockey all over the place. Now the parking lot where games were played on a regular basis just sit empty and unused.

    • Darrell
      December 03, 2013 - 10:10

      Seriously? Mount Pearl's glory years? Other than one good junior team, what glory years are you talking about? Not the Mount Pearl the rest of us know about that's for sure.

    • Sam Boney
      December 03, 2013 - 10:34

      mt. pearl jr teams enjoyed championship seasons in 2003, 2007, and 2009.

  • Deep Pockets
    December 02, 2013 - 07:36

    the blades owner must have deep pockets if he expects to survive the season with only 250+ paying fans. With two free tickets to the game going to each player, there were maybe 250 at each game. this team won't survive another year unless the owner bails them out again. Sad to say mt. pearl is not a hockey town.

    • Darrell
      December 03, 2013 - 10:15

      I agree and I am sick of seeing Harry's face at Canadian Tire with his hand out for a dollar every time I go there. Time for this small minded organization to throw in the towel for good and let Graham and the boys play for some real fans.