Saturday, March 21, 2009

Playoff Crowd Numbers

Just for clarification, the Kelowna Rockets regular season streak of 174 consecutive sell-outs remains alive.

Last night’s crowd of 5 thousand 123 was nothing new when we are talking about the playoffs though. In game three of last years opening round playoff series with Seattle, just 5 thousand 108 took in the game at Prospera Place. Game four was only slightly better as 5 thousand 186 took in the contest. Game six in that series, also in Kelowna, saw 5 thousand 217 go through the turnstiles. The last time the Rockets had a playoff sell-out crowd on home ice was April 14, 2006 in games five of a second round series with Everett. I noticed on another blog that it was stated that the streak is over, but that in fact is not true.

*In round one of last years playoffs the Rockets averaged 5 thousand 170 fans in the three games they hosted against Seattle.

10 comments:

Coreyg said...

I dont understand? why less people in the play offs?? dont make any sence to me. I remember that last year was very confused

Regan Bartel said...

Apathy?

Jasperoni said...

High ticket prices, a recession, and a team who has yet to beat the Rockets.

No one wants to pay $22 to see the Kamloops Blazers. We've seen the outcome 10 times this season already. Why pay top dollar for a re-run?

Expect things to change quickly when/if the Giants come to town.

Regan Bartel said...

touche'

KBF said...

Jasperoni, wow way to go. Please, keep jinxing your hockey team with your arrogance. Keep reminding everyone why most people love when the Rockets go out early.

entropyyy said...

keep reminding us why you continue to embarass yourself on this board and your ignorance doesn't realise that your club bairly finished over .500 so in perspective,you don't have a valid reason to really say much.

entropyyy said...

add to that i remember they were 1 over .500 when i looked and finished .500,sorry i flatterred the blazers there.

3stuges said...

What jinx?

entropyyy said...

This Jinx

"Expect things to change quickly when/if the Giants come to town."

I don't think that is a jinx,more of a knock on wood..

*knock*

Coreyg said...

Yahh I suppose that makes sence. Thanks for clearing that up!

I dont remember it being that way in the past though say 3-4 years ago, but then again they had been to 3 straight mem cups.

If the Rockets made the league final anybody know what the dates would be? hopfully I'll be back from college in alberta by then. Catch a game or two.