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FuriousSenator 12-26-2012 06:25 AM

Tournament Attendance
 
For interests sake, maybe we could keep this updated game to game?

I believe the Canada-Germany game today at Ufa Arena had 3,618 in attendance (just under half capacity).

Not sure about Finland-Latvia though I'd assume around 1000.

premadonna 12-26-2012 06:31 AM

FIN-LAT official attendance was 1457.

DuckJet 12-26-2012 06:36 AM

I can't give you an official figure but it only looks like 500 on hand for the Sweden-Czech game.

FuriousSenator 12-26-2012 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by DuckJet (Post 56809623)
I can't give you an official figure but it only looks like 500 on hand for the Sweden-Czech game.

So much for TSN's tweets about how jacked the Swedes are for this game.

Though I suppose I shouldn't judge before seeing the TV numbers.

Statsy 12-26-2012 07:09 AM

One of the things that was mentioned on the broadcast and shouldn't be overlooked here is that Russia is not yet at their Christmas vacation, and therefore these games were in the middle of an average work day. Obviously, the attendance in Canada would have been significantly better, but we still need to compare apples to apples.

Vikke 12-26-2012 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by EdTheSabresFan (Post 56809875)
So much for TSN's tweets about how jacked the Swedes are for this game.

Though I suppose I shouldn't judge before seeing the TV numbers.

Do you know how far it is to Ufa from Sweden?

FuriousSenator 12-26-2012 07:42 AM

Far less distance than from Ufa to Canada and there were quite a few Canadian fans in the stands for that game.

ficohok* 12-26-2012 07:46 AM

Dont forget this tournament is in Ufa, city of KHL club, so many people is simply not interested in tournament (except for Russian games) because they are watching way better hockey in KHL than this one.

c9gunner 12-26-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by CroHabitant (Post 56810357)
they are watching way better hockey in KHL than this one.

IMO. There is no better hockey than U20 WJHC.

BalticWarrior 12-26-2012 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by c9gunner (Post 56810425)
IMO. There is no better hockey than U20 WJHC.

:laugh::laugh: yeah cause **** the Olympics,KHL,NHL when you have wjhc

v-man 12-26-2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by c9gunner (Post 56810425)
IMO. There is no better hockey than U20 WJHC.

Then your opinion is uninformed and wrong :)

c9gunner 12-26-2012 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by v-man (Post 56810525)
Then your opinion is uninformed and wrong :)

Not at all. I absolutely love this tournament because it's about passion for hockey and kids playing their hearts out.

Nacho 12-26-2012 08:24 AM

theres a thing called x-mas holidays... who ever planned the tourney did a good job...

ODAAT 12-26-2012 08:29 AM

let`s call a spade a spade, there`s a reason why this Tournament is held so often in Canada and it`s due to the fact that the fans here will often push a solid attendance for even soft games. The Junior game, although I am sure well respected and regarded elsewhere, just doesn`t have the same mass appeal as it does here in Canada.

I`ve been to two WJHC tournaments in the USA, one in Boston where the attendance was horrific (at a time when their Junior program was nowhere near as strong as it is now) , the other in Grand Forks and Thief River Falls where the support was great with an estimated 4,000 Canadian fans alone such as I mading the short trek accross the border.

Junior hockey just doesn`t resonate accross the pond with anywhere near the support as it seems to here in NA

Xokkeu 12-26-2012 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Nacho (Post 56810701)
theres a thing called x-mas holidays... who ever planned the tourney did a good job...

Christmas in Russia is after the tournament.

ODAAT 12-26-2012 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by c9gunner (Post 56810425)
IMO. There is no better hockey than U20 WJHC.

There`s better hockey, but I am a lifelong supporter of Junior hockey and a massive fan of this Tournament, something special about watching teenagers play this game with passion, the chance of a massive upset at any given moment etc...

ficohok* 12-26-2012 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by c9gunner (Post 56810425)
IMO. There is no better hockey than U20 WJHC.

IMO there is no more overrated tournament than WJC :)

ODAAT 12-26-2012 08:33 AM

Overrated by whom?

It is THE tournament that takes place where virtually anyone who loves/likes this game has an opportunity to see virtually all those prospects predicted to be a big part of the NHL in the future.

March Madness is overrated IMO, but I still love it for the upset factor

Drij 12-26-2012 08:36 AM

overrated by everyone on HFboards.

Confucius 12-26-2012 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Xokkeu (Post 56810741)
Christmas in Russia is after the tournament.

Well nobody played on Christmas day:laugh: When is New years day in Russia?

Rabid Ranger 12-26-2012 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ODAAT (Post 56810737)
let`s call a spade a spade, there`s a reason why this Tournament is held so often in Canada and it`s due to the fact that the fans here will often push a solid attendance for even soft games. The Junior game, although I am sure well respected and regarded elsewhere, just doesn`t have the same mass appeal as it does here in Canada.

I`ve been to two WJHC tournaments in the USA, one in Boston where the attendance was horrific (at a time when their Junior program was nowhere near as strong as it is now) , the other in Grand Forks and Thief River Falls where the support was great with an estimated 4,000 Canadian fans alone such as I mading the short trek accross the border.

Junior hockey just doesn`t resonate accross the pond with anywhere near the support as it seems to here in NA


Forget North America and just go with Canada. This tournament uniquely appeals to Canadians and that is why Canada gets to host it so often.

ficohok* 12-26-2012 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ODAAT (Post 56810787)
Overrated by whom?

It is THE tournament that takes place where virtually anyone who loves/likes this game has an opportunity to see virtually all those prospects predicted to be a big part of the NHL in the future.

March Madness is overrated IMO, but I still love it for the upset factor

Well that is just my opinion. Prospects are still just prospects...I like more to watch finished products that plays in NHL/KHL/Olympics:)

LOFIN 12-26-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones (Post 56810851)
Well nobody played on Christmas day:laugh: When is New years day in Russia?

The same time as everybody else, they use the same calendar, but the Russian Christmas is different than us, since it's based on Orthodoxy.

Xokkeu 12-26-2012 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones (Post 56810851)
Well nobody played on Christmas day:laugh: When is New years day in Russia?

This week is just an average week in Russia. The holidays start with New New Year (Jan 1), christmas (Jan 7) and Old New year (Jan 14)

Drij 12-26-2012 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones (Post 56810851)
Well nobody played on Christmas day:laugh: When is New years day in Russia?

Malanka is on January 13.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LOFIN (Post 56810905)
The same time as everybody else, they use the same calendar, but the Russian Christmas is different than us, since it's based on Orthodoxy.

The state uses the current Gregorian calendar, however the However, most branches of the Eastern Orthodox Church still use the Julian calendar.


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