With four sell-out crowds last weekend, the ECHL saw its average attendance for the season rise to 4,177 entering the final five weeks of the 2010-11 regular season. Last week was the 10th consecutive week that the league has averaged over 4,000 fans per game.
Alaska had its first sell-out of the season on Friday against Las Vegas as 6,426 fans were on hand at Sullivan Arena for the match-up of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Elmira welcomed its second largest crowd in team history to First Arena on Saturday as 4,231 fans were in attendance for the Jackals game against Reading. It was Elmira’s ECHL-leading ninth sell-out of the season. The Jackals are averaging 3,493 per game this season which is 92.3 percent of capacity.
South Carolina had an ECHL season high crowd of 10,304 at North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday against Florida.
Toledo welcomed its seventh sell-out of the season on Saturday as 8,000 fans were on hand for its game against Greenville. The Walleye, who have sold out each of their last four Saturday home games, are third in the league with 5,851 per game.
Ontario, which led the league last season after finishing second in its inaugural season in 2008-09, leads the ECHL with 6,327 per game. Stockton, which has averaged over 6,000 fans in its first five seasons and led the league in attendance for its first four seasons, is second with 6,197 per game.