- Category: Carnie's Comments
- Published: Monday, 27 March 2017 08:31
They came in buses, they came in cars and trucks. One bus load of Swift Current Broncos fans came on Friday, stayed overnight and joined us for game 2 on Saturday night.
Our Moose Jaw Warriors, as you likely know, played host to the Broncos in games 1 and 2 of their first round Western Hockey League playoff series on the weekend. I'll guess there were 200 to 300 Broncos fans in attendance - maybe more. It's great to see.
We're survivors in Moose Jaw and Swift Current. Remember, our teams, our cities, are competing in a league with teams in major cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. We're underdogs. Always will be.
Many marvel at the fact we're able to support major junior hockey clubs in our cities. Think about it. Attendance on Saturday night at our Mosaic Place was 3610. That's about 10% of Moose Jaw's population. Capacity at the Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current is 2879. That's about 19% of Swift Current's population.
Remarkable, I'd say.