I had to check the attendance numbers after seeing what appeared to be low crowds at all four venues Wednesday night in the Western Hockey League.
In Edmonton, 3285 fans showed up. At the same time last season 5317 fans took in the Oil Kings second home game of the season. That's a difference of -2032.
In Kamloops 4002 fans took in Wednesday's game. At the same time last year 4394 fans showed up. That's a difference of -392.
In Moose Jaw 2141 took in Wednesday's game. At the same time last year 2435 watched the Warriors 3rd home game of the season. A difference of -294.
In Prince Albert, a small crowd of 1800 watched the Pats beat the Raiders 9-3. That the same time last year 2178 watched the Raiders 4th home game of the season. A difference of -378.
Overall - if you compare the four games played Wednesday night to the attendance numbers from one year ago, we witnessed an overall drop of 3096 fans in just one night. OK, enough math. My head hurts.
*In Kelowna for game one this season:6227. Last season: 6188 or +39 more fans this year.
*In Kelowna for game two this season: 6102. Last season: 6026 or +76 more fans this year.