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02-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Clinton, Ny
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I'm from NY, but have been living in Houston for 15 years. It's definitely not Canada when it comes to hockey, but the fans are passionate. The city does have crappy attendance, but many AHL franchises do. The city itself is obviously not NY, but it's top 5 in size and has whatever you want to find in a big city. It's not like he had to move to some small town in Wyoming.
He did say the city itself was very nice, but as you said there were not a lot of fans, although the fans that did come were great. But keep in mind in my hometown, which is tiny, we regularly drew 1k fans to HS games on the weekends. Thats quite a number for a small central ny town.
Old school hockey rink home of the old Clinton Comets (who then became the Mohawk Valley Comets of the NAHL) of the EHL. Got a ton of hockey history that the town prides itself on. Plus the beloved Ed Giacomin played for the Comets!
Its just not the same playing in Texas where the sport wasnt played until more recently.
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