THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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11-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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Hockey fans in the GTA absolutely take the OHL for granted.
It is the number one development league for NHL talent. It is the hockey equivalent of Division 1 NCAA Athletics, and yet hockey fans in Toronto just don't care.
It is an anomaly of Toronto though. It really is just because there is so much else to do in the city (and not specifically alternative hockey, or even alternative spectator sports, but just everything else that goes on in a world class city).
I'd wager that half the hockey fans in the GTA don't even know what junior hockey is, unless their kids happen to be drafted to an OHL team.
If your allegation that there is just too much to do in Toronto is true, why do the Vancouver Giants draw so well? There is every bit as much to do in or near Vancouver during hockey season. In fact, when you take into account the mountains, there's likely more to do in Vancouver than there is in Toronto.
Toronto doesn't support any hockey that isn't the Leafs, unless their kids are on the team. I'm not sure why anyone gets offended by that.
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