It's an old sports cliche - the "matinee affair". It's what we've long called afternoon games. We have one in Moose Jaw tomorrow as our Warriors host the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:30 in the afternoon.
We're getting the word out so you can help spread the word of this game time revision.
I'll never forget a similar schedule change taking place back in the 90s. The Warriors had to move an evening game to the afternoon and then took advantage by taking off early on a road trip that night. As we were just about to board the bus and roll, a young man with his little boy came walking up to the gates.
They were all decked out in Warriors jerseys and toques, the little boy with matching mitts and a mini stick. The man approached me and said, "What? It's not a home game tonight?"
I said, "Yes, there was a game but we had to move it to the afternoon. It's over."
He was deflated. The little boy cried. They walked away slowly - heads hung low.
I hope that doesn't happen tomorrow. But I'll bet it will.