“Over 100 people showed up this morning when the Harbour Station Box Office opened at ten to secure their seat,” reports CHSJ News.
By 11:00 am, only one hour after the box office opened, tickets were already limited for the Saint John Sea Dogs – Moncton Wildcats showdown. By 2:00 pm, the game was officially boughT out, making it the fastest sell-out in team history.
Game three of the series in Saint John on Tuesday also sold-out by 4:30 pm.
“We’re thrilled that hockey fans throughout southern New Brunswick are as excited about the Saint John – Moncton championship series as we are,” said team president Wayne Long in a release. “The demand at the Harbour Station Box Office this morning for our official on sale was truly overwhelming and we can’t wait to get things started on Friday night right here in the Port City.”
There were the obvious difficulties that comes with high demand at the Station box office. But, other than a virtual waiting room, the rinks website did not fail this time around.
Many fans were left on the outside looking in. There is already one post on Kijiji looking for tickets.
Hi, I'm looking for three tickets to friday nights game. 2 adult and 1 youth. Please e-mail or call at 440 - 4794.
There have been only two previous sell-outs in Sea Dogs playoff history. Both of those games were in the 2008 quarter-final showdown against Bathurst.
The last sell-out at Harbour Station came against Halifax in the final game of the regular season this past year.
The first 5,000 fans attending Friday’s series-opener will receive a free white Sea Dogs President’s Cup Finals t-shirt courtesy of FibreOP from Bell Aliant (3,000 size L, 2,000 size XL – given away on a first come, first serve basis). All spectators are encouraged to wear white shirts, jerseys, etc. to Game 1 as a sign of support for the Port City’s major junior squad.