Sellouts in Toledo, Colorado and Alaska boost ECHL attendance

The ECHL enjoyed another strong week at the box office last week, as the league averaged nearly 4,500 fans for the 35 games on the schedule, increasing average attendance for the year to 4,178 per game.

 

Toledo, which leads the league with 6,138 per game, welcomed nearly 23,000 fans for three games at Huntington Center last weekend. The Walleye had a standing-room only crowd of 8,200 on Saturday against Wheeling and followed that up with another sellout of 7,503 on Sunday against Cincinnati giving the club an ECHL leading eight sellouts this season. The Walleye finished second in the league in attendance their inaugural season in 2009-10 and finished third last season.

 

Stockton had 6,323 for its game on Sunday against Bakersfield, marking the 13th time this season the club has had at 6,000 for a game. The Thunder rank third overall in the league with 5,746 per game.

 

Bakersfield had over 12,000 fans for two games against Stockton last week, increasing its season average to 5,005, which is sixth in the league.

 

Colorado extended its minor-league hockey record sellout streak to 338 with sellouts of 5,289 fans at Budweiser Events Center on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Alaska set a regular-season team record with a standing-room only crowd of 6,599 on Saturday against Las Vegas. The Aces rank eighth in the ECHL with an average of 4,338.

 

Kalamazoo welcomed its best crowd of the year, 4,855, on Wednesday for a School Day game against Toledo while South Carolina had its second largest crowd of the season on Saturday for its Pink in the Rink promotion as 6,114 fans were at North Charleston Coliseum.

 

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