well it looks like the rent will be $2,750.00 for four years with the team probably folding before the end of the contract....AWESOME
May 7, 2009 at 11:25 p.m.
but wait...i thought that only USHL players make it into the NHL as players or coaches????
April 29, 2009 at 2:54 p.m.
a 20 year old from the Robert bycroft school..."will be the first to tell you there"? over where? "nice try thoe"?
April 19, 2009 at 8:46 a.m.
actually you keep using the word pro in your points and technically anyone who is playing in a minor league system somewhere who is receiving a paycheck for his/her time spent playing is considered a pro whether its in the minors or big leagues. Go ahead and tell one of our scrappers this year that they aren't a professional baseball player. what are you 8?
April 19, 2009 at 12:06 a.m.
nope not goin...dont care to see boring hockey
April 17, 2009 at 1:53 p.m.
so ultimately a team survives being in a city by the number of fans that come out and spend the evening watching the product. i dont see people in this area supporting a USHL team when the same age group has been in our area for awhile now playing with no support.
One other thing. people have been saying how those guys are stuck in the ECHL and never make it anywhere...well those kids from the USHL have to go somewhere right? they hardly ever go straight to the NHL!
I agree with valley..i'll be a first time season ticket holder with an echl team.
March 31, 2009 at 10:45 p.m.
if your so negative about people not coming out to see an ECHL team then what makes you think people are going to come out and see high school kids play? i dont get it.
March 31, 2009 at 7:03 p.m.
i really have no clue who the echl team would be. i know it can change real fast but the nailers are selling season tickets. i called the phoenix roadrunners and one of their reps told me they are folding this year and looking for someone to buy the team so i doubt its them. the nailers would be cool though. youngstown sure is closer to pitt then wheeling so there will probably be a better following then down in wheeling. who knows?
March 26, 2009 at 2:49 p.m.
i really think the ECHL team is the way to go. not only would we have our own ticket sales from our own team but please dont forget how close wheeling, johnstown and even cincy are. people on other websites have already said they would love to travel and see their teams play ours in our building! Once again travel costs come into play for the USHL team with the closest going to be the USA michigan team. it makes sense but not everything that happens makes sense i guess.
March 26, 2009 at 1:33 p.m.
yeah and the kids dont go to OUR schools...watch the USHL video and it says that they have tutors with them for their studies. One kid said in the video that if they get behind then they dont play a game. i'd rather watch guys that get suspended because of a fight not because they didn't do their 10th grade math homework!
March 26, 2009 at 12:34 p.m.