Saturday, April 12, 2008

I'm So Proud

Well, I'm in Maui right now and not really able to be on the internet much right now (I've recieved 117 emails and 1352 junk emails in the lat week so I'm not even checking those!), but I just wanted to write a quick note...

The Victoria Salmon Kings, who are our local pro hockey team, are currently in the first round of the playoffs. Not only am I stoked that they are in the playoffs, but even moreso that they are the West Division Champs this year. Sweet work boys!

So, if you were unaware, in minor pro sports, it can be hard to attract a good crowd to a playoff game (especially the early rounds). The league's make the team's pay a certain amount for every ticket sold, so there's no value in padding the attendance stats. Plus, there's no more season tickets and very few deals.

Therefore, I am very stoked to see that we attracted 6500 fans to tonight's game! Including Thursday night's game, we are now averaging 5728 fans over the first two games. That is 1000 more fans than the next place team in the league (just so you know, we averaged almost 4800 fans a game in the regular season, good for 10th in the league). There are two teams that are averaging less than 1000 fans per game.

So, in conclusion, I just wanted to say that I am extremely proud of my city for getting out and supporting our team. Oh, and by the way, Victoria's own Ryan Wade had a hat-trick tonight as we won 4-3!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Andy... I can't believe it.
You're in Maui, having a wonderful time, and yet you post about the Salmon Kings.
-sigh-
Anyways, hope you are having a great time!
Remember to wear lots of sunscreen!