Friday, December 04, 2009

Rampage a runaway attendance success in the CIHL

They're only two years into their existence in the Central Interior Hockey League, but with a competitive product on the ice and apparently enthusiastic fans in the seats, the Prince Rupert Rampage are leading the league in attendance.

Statistics compiled by Poinstreak show that when it comes to hockey, Rupertites love their Rampage, 5700 fans have taken in the first seven games of the season at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, making for an average attendance of 814 per game.

That places Prince Rupert at the top of the attendance listings, attracting 114 more fans than their nearest competitor in the attendance rankings Kitimat, which has seen 700 fans stop in to Tamitik to view the Ice Demons first four games of the year.

The attendance rankings appear as follows as the first week of December comes to an end...

Prine Rupert-- Total 5700 Average 814 Seven Home games
Kitimat-------- Total 2800 Average 700 Four Home games
Terrace--------Total 2700 Average 675 Four Home games
Houston--------Total 2400 Average 600 Four Home games
Burns Lake-----Total 1750 Average 563 Three Home games
Simthers------- Total 3125 Average 520 Six Home games
Hazelton--------Total 1050 Avergae 262 Four Home games
Williams Lake---Total 1270 Average 211 Six Home games
Omenica--------Total 750 Average 187 Four Home games

Total attendance so far in 2009 for all teams is 21,545

With Prince Rupert having already played the majority of its regular season home games they have but one home game left on their schedule, December 19th when the Smithers Steelheads come to town.

Four games on the road round out their 2009-10 schedule with their final game of the regular season set for January 10. Playoff action is a distinct possibility this year, as the Rampage have been a steadily improving club over the course of this season.
Pointstreak CIHL website
Northern View-- Rampage tops in CIHL attendance
Williams Lake Tribune-- Stampeders average 211 fans per game so far

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