There will be no issue getting tickets, they'll be lucky if more than a couple thousand show up for this. Very odd field with two "western" teams that have very small fanbases and one tiny east coast school who won't travel much. UConn's a good pick with a larger brand name, but the other three are puzzling - unless it's all they could get.Does anyone know if you can get tix thru UConn??
You're right, I forgot about the heavy Air Force presence out there, so that makes sense. WMU, I disagree on. While it's got more hockey history than UConn, it's hardly a well-known hockey program and is very much a local school and brand. They don't draw huge crowds at home or in local tournaments in Michigan. Walk down the street in a random city and ask 100 people what WMU's mascot is, I'd bet a lot of money no more than 10 know it. If they were going for a western school they could get with some level of draw, someone like a Michigan State, Ohio State, or even Omaha would be better draws and would bring some fans. WMU and St. Lawrence are complete nothingburgers from an attendance perspective.Since hockey success in LV was a recent surprise that probably was a limiting factor on the field. However, Western Michigan has virtually the same enrollment as UConn Storrs and a far greater hockey history. AF may also pick up support from the 25,000 people at nearby Nellis aFB. It’s not a given that UConn will be the best draw.