HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Most fans you've ever played in front of?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-09-2006, 05:18 PM
  #1
reidy
@reidjjackson
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlestown, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 5,452
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to reidy
Most fans you've ever played in front of?

Thought this would be a cool thread.

I graduated from Arlington Catholic HS here in Massachusetts last year. I played hockey at AC for 3 seasons, and in my senior year, we made it to the state championship against powerhouse Catholic Memorial (Jim Fahey is a notable alum).

We played the final at the TD BankNorth Garden, and ended up losing 3-1 on an EN goal with 26 seconds left. I never heard an exact number on the attendance, but if I had to guess, I'd say it was around 10,000 - 11,000 people. The entire lower bowl was pretty much to capacity, but the balcony was closed to fans. It was an amazing experience.

What about you?

reidy is offline  
Old
01-09-2006, 06:04 PM
  #2
Puckclektr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: GTA
Posts: 2,927
vCash: 500
I played in the NHL

Puckclektr is online now  
Old
01-09-2006, 06:06 PM
  #3
langs15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 69
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by tangible_faith
I played in the NHL

And I can fly.........geez


Id say when we went to states for the 1st round there were maybe 1,000 people there...

langs15 is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 02:50 AM
  #4
DaveyCrockett
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,142
vCash: 500
Maybe 100, tops. House league tourney when I was 6.

DaveyCrockett is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 06:12 AM
  #5
Masao
Registered User
 
Masao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 9,858
vCash: 500
About a dozen. Mainly the arena staff, the time keeper, the janitor... perhaps a few players who were waiting in the stands for us to get out...

Masao is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 06:26 AM
  #6
MrAlfie
 
MrAlfie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rehab
Country: Spain
Posts: 5,249
vCash: 500
5,000

never been a hockey player though.

MrAlfie is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 08:49 AM
  #7
Icer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 160
vCash: 500
Probably about 30. I blame the 11:15 pm start times. Who wants to watch hockey that late. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that I play in a beer league where the average team has the skill level of a junior varsity high school squad.

Icer is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 08:58 AM
  #8
Raven25
Registered User
 
Raven25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New West
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,155
vCash: 500
Around 1,500 in my only game of Junior A hockey as a 20 year old Junior B player - I was kind of a last option call-up because so many guys were hurt. Cool thing was that I scored in the game, not cool thing was that we lost 7-2.

Raven25 is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 09:30 AM
  #9
dbbourn
Registered User
 
dbbourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 1,099
vCash: 50
About 300 for me, but they didn't come to see my team play. They came to see the Devil's Alumni team whip up on us as we stood and watched. Kasatonov was chippy, even for a benefit game.

dbbourn is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 09:35 AM
  #10
octopi
Registered User
 
octopi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 30,731
vCash: 703
One.

I played low level mixed rec league and one day a players husband showed up and watched. He left to get something after about 20 minutes, so we made a big deal of it "Play harder! Our fan is leaving!"

octopi is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 09:36 AM
  #11
Pure Rock Fury*
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Country: Philippine
Posts: 14,118
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Pure Rock Fury*
I played at intermission at a couple Sharks games before. Once at the Cow Palace and once at the San Jose arena.

Then I played a couple games at the Pike's Peak tourney in Colorado at the Air Force Academy, and I'd say there were at least 100 people there.

Other than that, there were usually 40-50 people on average per game.


Now in the adult league it's more like 10-20.

Pure Rock Fury* is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 12:18 PM
  #12
EazyB97
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 27,939
vCash: 500
I played infront of about 350-400 people for high school championships 3 times, and then a couple hundred at another championship, but mostly it is just parents.

EazyB97 is online now  
Old
01-10-2006, 03:01 PM
  #13
PDO
Registered User
 
PDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,212
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to PDO
Over 100.. maybe over 200 at Rexall place last year during Minor Hockey Week finals.. obviously all parents/family/friends.

PDO is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 03:48 PM
  #14
FLYLine24*
 
FLYLine24*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 29,102
vCash: 500
Like 100 max. High School game vs one of our rivals.

FLYLine24* is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 05:36 PM
  #15
Terrier
Registered User
 
Terrier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waltham, MA
Posts: 2,577
vCash: 500
I played one season on the fourth line for MIT, during my senior year. A good turnout for us was 200-300 people. When I was a sophomore, about 1,000 people showed up to watch MIT play, believe it or not, Caltech.


P.S. Back in February my own adult team got a chance to play a game on the Providence Civic Center ice after a P-Bruins game. One thing I noticed was how hot it felt in an arena like that, especially after playing in normal rinks all the time. Halfway through the game, we were all sweating like crazy. When you played in the FleetCenter(now Garden), was there much of an adjustment, since you played in a fairly chilly rink in Arlington?

Terrier is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 08:57 PM
  #16
BackGroundMusic
rebuildingeverywhere
 
BackGroundMusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Country: Germany
Posts: 24,561
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masao Kishin
About a dozen. Mainly the arena staff, the time keeper, the janitor... perhaps a few players who were waiting in the stands for us to get out...
Exactly. Once or twice, our game went long, and both [!!!] of the teams that were playing next watched our game finish.

EDIT: DBBourn...your avatar is captivating. I just keep watching it, and it's hard to focus...

BackGroundMusic is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 09:55 PM
  #17
Quagmier
Registered User
 
Quagmier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,861
vCash: 500
5-6,000

cool story, it was the first time the israeli junior national team came to north america and we were their first exhibition game (my high school team)

we ended up winning 7-4, and 1 of our players turned out to be eligible for their team (dad born in israel) so he got to go to the world juniors.

Quagmier is offline  
Old
01-10-2006, 10:13 PM
  #18
Heat McManus
Registered User
 
Heat McManus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Country: United States
Posts: 10,407
vCash: 500
About 100 for an all-star roller hockey game when I was 12 or so.

Heat McManus is offline  
Old
01-11-2006, 05:10 PM
  #19
reidy
@reidjjackson
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlestown, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 5,452
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to reidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terrier
When you played in the FleetCenter(now Garden), was there much of an adjustment, since you played in a fairly chilly rink in Arlington?
Well, we had gotten fairly used to it over the 3 years. In the Super 8, the preliminaries are held at Tsongas Arena (and last year at Agannis, also), which are very warm also. But yeah, it is much harder. The ice is slower, and overall it's just a much different feeling.

reidy is offline  
Old
01-11-2006, 08:46 PM
  #20
Default101
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,064
vCash: 500
750-1,000 in a holiday tournament championship game when i was 11... choked in the shootout but we still won

Default101 is offline  
Old
01-11-2006, 08:53 PM
  #21
iloveyouzac
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 213
vCash: 934
As a hockey player: maybe 20.

In track: about 10,000. Rare for North America, but it was when Ben Johnson was still famous, and he was there. Before that day I'd always thought I was so internally motivated that a crowd of any size couldn't possibly make me try any harder. I was wrong. 10,000 people cheering is a whole other level of motivation.

iloveyouzac is offline  
Old
01-11-2006, 09:06 PM
  #22
GWhale*
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hartford
Country: Canada
Posts: 254
vCash: 500
Capacity crowd, Ingalls Rink, New Haven, CT (3,486 according to uscho.com).

Connecticut Division II High School Semi-Finals.

GWhale* is offline  
Old
01-11-2006, 09:46 PM
  #23
Pothier
Registered User
 
Pothier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 4,765
vCash: 500
Probably around 1000 people for the Finals of an upscale hockey tournament about 6 years ago.

Pothier is offline  
Old
01-12-2006, 12:48 AM
  #24
Avery4Byng*
 
Avery4Byng*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ktown
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,752
vCash: 500
played at the intermission of canucks game when iw as a young lad, so maybe 15,000?

Avery4Byng* is offline  
Old
01-12-2006, 10:09 AM
  #25
Tuff Gong
Registered User
 
Tuff Gong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kelowna
Country: Kiribati
Posts: 2,873
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Tuff Gong
played intermission at Cancucks vs Anaheim in Anaheim and then the next night Canucks vs LA at the GWF in LA, so i dont know howveer many people watch the intermisssion, 10,000??

But a full game would have to be at the Quebec international peewee Hockey tournament. We went as the Vancouver Canucks, played in the highest division of the tourney and had about 8,000-10,000 people watch us play the Montreal Canadiens. our other game against the Philly flyers had about 6,000 watching. pretty exciting when your only 13 years old.

Tuff Gong is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.