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11-22-2012, 07:51 PM
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Food for thought I love UNB and CIS Hockey but its driven me crazy for years while some of the Media in Fredericton have always said the QMJHL would never work in Fredericton. That statement should say the QMJHL wont work sharing a rink with UNB, but in the never to happen times of Fredericton having a 4000 to 6000 seat arena built I feel it would.

CIS is great Hockey, but its not for everyone, I have friends and family that live and breath hockey and they never go to UNB games or have never gone, but these are all people that used to attend AHL games or travel to Moncton or SJ to see another cities team play. You build your own identity team name, pride, jersey sales, and the whole family comes out. Take UNB's avg attendance of the past few years of 2500, and slap it in the 2010-11 QMJHL Attendance below, we are better off than many teams in that league now

Quebec
10,692
Halifax
5,047
Moncton
4,376
Saint John, NB
4,234
Rimouski
3,263
Chicoutimi
3,073
Shawinigan
3,038
Cape Breton
2,898
Montreal
2,726
Drummondville
2,597
Gatineau
2,412
Victoriaville
2,410
Lewiston
1,971
Val-d’Or
1,931
Acadie-Bathurst
1,759
Baie-Comeau
1,631
R-Noranda
1,610
P.E.I.
1,506

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