Any WHL fans?

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Any WHL fans?

Postby Soundy » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:03 pm

After attending a number of playoff games last year, I am now one STOKED Giants fan. Went to the season opener (9-0 rout of the Portland Winterhawks) and picked up a 9-game pack for this year ($135 for nine games, nice deal!), including yesterday's 3-1 win over Swift Current.

So how many other fans we got here? And does anyone know of a good forum, either Giants-specific, or WHL-centered in general? Neither the team nor the league has their own...
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Postby tey » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:10 am

I kinda follow the Cougars up here , we used to have season tix, but life gets in the way and was missing more games then I went to so haven't renewed for a few years.

The Giants Spanked em the other night, yeesh, but we'll see how things pan out with this big trade that the Cougars pulled off last week....Devin Setagutchi is supposed to be some kinda player.
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Postby tuzzi44 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:26 am

I follow the Medicine Hat Tigers, but its super hard to get tickets to watch them play and its a packed house every night. they have produced some fine players over the years....
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Postby dangler » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:44 pm

tuzzi44 wrote:I follow the Medicine Hat Tigers, but its super hard to get tickets to watch them play and its a packed house every night. they have produced some fine players over the years....


Whats the seating capacity in your arena Tuzzi?
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Postby tuzzi44 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:06 pm

dangler, capacity isnt alot... probably less than five thousand... but considering this city is basically full of old people, i'd say we get pretty good fan support all season long :)
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Postby Soundy » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:19 pm

A good playoff run always helps add to the fan base, the Giants came pretty close to selling out the 16,000-seat Pacific Coliseum by the WHL finals last year... had a hair over 12,000 for the season opener too, although it was closer to 7,000-some for the Broncos' visit (still sold out the lower bowl). Expect it to pick up a little more once the Lions' season is over and not adding to the strain on peoples' wallets.
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Postby stevethiessen » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:54 am

12,000 for the opener? Sigh... I wish. Went to a Saskatoon Blades game last night (3-2 SO win... Colton Gillies has some handles), and the place was nearly empty. They had the upper level curtained off, but even the lower bowl was quite sparse. A little deflating for fan spirit.
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Postby Soundy » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:19 am

Well, that was opening night with the big banner-raising thing... I was kind of expecting more for the Broncos game. Keep in mind this is in a city with a 1 million-plus population and close to another million in the surrounding region, that's already got two major sports franchises...
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