The most underrated crowd I've seen at one of these things was in Lewiston thanks mostly to a big turnout by the locals relative to many other places it's been held. Only around 2k or so but that filled it up pretty well (despite posted capacity being something like 3600), plus they were into the games despite the fact many probably had zero familiarity with the teams playing. Let's be honest...Lewiston isn't the most palatial town on the planet and nothing at all compares to Lake Placid (which is the perfect location and should host this thing every year), but in terms of how that one was run Bowdoin and the local organizers did an incredible job and I wouldn't complain one bit if it was back there at some point.
As far as this year goes, my biggest fear is people getting turned away. You put this thing in Point and it's going to be 1-2k people turned away for the session Point is in. Likely the same to some (or even greater?) extent at St. Norbert, Geneseo, Oswego and perhaps others. How would things go in Geneseo if Oswego was also there? And quite frankly, if it happens I'd rate it somewhere between embarrassing and disgraceful.
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Plus, Geneseo has been getting great support from locals. And if Oswego were in it, their townsfolk travel well, too.
Much like Ridder, I wish LaBahn & UW would agree to bid but Iím told they arenít interested.
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