NHL to SEATTLE

Canadian Hockey League Attendance Report

Since things have been pretty quiet on the NHL to Seattle front until we see the final EIS study, I figured I would put together a little regular season wrap up on the Canadian Hockey League.

OHL and the WHL were up year over year 2% and 1% respectively while the QMJHL was down 3%. Due to the wide range of arena sizes and roster changes, I don’t think there is much to be concerned about.   

WHL by team

Nice post from Andy Eide in October on the turnaround expected at Price George. Good work to all of those involved.

OHL by team

QMJHL by team

Anyone heard of this Connor McDavid kid playing for the Erie Otters? Well he had quite a big impact on Attendance where ever he would go. Attendance was up over 20% when the Otters were in town. All but 2 OHL teams saw their attendance increase over the average when McDavid was in town. Here is a look at his impact on road attendance:

Teasing out the Washington and Oregon Teams