I guess from your estimate that most people paid 50% for next year in March must be true. They sent me a note saying that I did not have to pay in March. I believe many did not pay, but you have better info than I do. The final day to pay your bill was supposed to be 9/1. Many paid in June or July. I am sure they (UNH) still have seats available. If you are continuing from last year you will pay the same as prior years. Those with new season tickets will pay more.
I believe that Hockey East is going to have tickets available for all teams that are purchased from their website. You should be able to select seats and there will be an upcharge. Other than BU, it will probably be about the same price as most of the other Hockey East teams. I cannot remember a sellout in the past few years. I am guessing that you can get tickets at the window at almost all Hockey East Venues. We were close to sellout for Maine game at the Whitt and that is probably it. BC was a morgue when we played them in Conte last year. BU was 50-60% full, Merrimack had more fans on some weekends than some of our rivals (their seating is about 2,000). Their prices are about the same as UNH at present. They all have thanksgiving ticket promotions at a lower $ amount and we are playing them early for $ 20 and probably $10-15 in December. It was easy to get tickets at Maine. You want a good seat (with seatback) at Maine you pony up $50. Most are around $20 at Maine. Vermont was mostly sold out and we bought them in advance but would have been able to buy decent seats at the day of the game. Vermont Seatbacks are $40 and bucket seats are about $20. Lowell is one of the few that give you discounts for 10 or more seats and it is half price and they are usually 75% -85% full. Providence had plenty of empty seats the last couple of years even when they were in the top 10. UConn and UMass are reasonable (Umass much more than UConn). Northeastern is $23 and we are not playing them on the road this year. We are not playing in VT this year either
It is unlikely that our UNH ticket office is going to pay excess money for the 10-20 people who want the away game tickets at face value. They would lose money if they decided to go back to 5+ years ago when you could get tickets at face value.
For what it is worth, Robbie Griffin is a better hockey player than anyone on this board. If we all had a subscription to the rating agencies, anyone can come up with others’ viewpoints to come up with who is worth what. It takes the fun out of it.
I am happy Watcher is on the Griffin train and hope the rest of you are by November. No more dinging Joe Hankinson please. He may be a very good player and maybe much more than a 4th liner. We had many UNH players who were a bad fit with their USHL team for their strengths and they had very good careers at UNH.
Looking to see the puck drop today in practice at the Whit. I hope to see you all at the Exhibition game on Homecoming Weekend Sunday at 1. We will have many home games in November.