UND WIH had minimal, nominal, ticket sales. They'd give tickets away to get anyone to show up. Because I'm a Champions Club member (for other season tickets) I could get free stubs at the box office any time I'd want. And I'd have my choice of 11,000+ open seats.
The whole rink was open seating. There'd maybe be a couple hundred people showing up.
Ponder that 209 people showed up for a WWCHA first round series game (OSU@UND) last month. 209. Announced, recorded attendance. That doesn't pay the staff to have the arena open for a public event much less power on the lights and the compressors.
UND WBB and UND Volleyball outdraw UND WIH. And with smaller losses on the balance sheet.