Good update Randy...
Sounds to me as tho' there is more than one Jackass in Jamestown!
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 1:58pm
KJ Lahti says:
Randy you have always done a great job covering the NOJHL league, I wish other leagues would take what you bring to the table and find writers who will cover their leagues, the good, bad and in between. The NOJHL owes you a great deal in how you write about them.
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 2:02pm
Jack Dodd says:
I just don't think that Yamada who is the Owner of the Ironmen "gets it." He did not "get it" when he was in Detroit with the Motor City Metal Jackets and he aparently still does not "get it" now that he has moved to Jamestown. Here you have a very reputable Sports Writer (Randy) who wants to give Jamestown some free publisity and Yamada does not have the common courtesy (or the PR savvy) to return messages. Not a very smart hockey operator if you ask me!
Thank you for the flattering words.
I of the opinyon that the Elliot Lake Bobcats are going to suprise a few people as a 1st Year Team in the NOJHL.
Ryan has a feel for the Community of Elliot Lake and the North Shore and I would not be surprized one bit if he has the backing of some sponsers down the Highway in Blind River. Ryan is a good hockey man & an a Owner he most certanly knows how to treet people which is a big part of the game!!!
GO BOBCATS GO!
Well said Jack. Any Owner/GM/Coach of a Junior hockey team in what is a high profile League like the 'NA' who purpossly insults the Media does not a have a clue what it takes to be a succesful franchise IMHO. Jamestown finished LAST in the NA North and you would think that they would be open to positive press but...perhaps that explains the Owner's futile history in the NA.
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 2:50pm
Hockey SP says:
Randy, you know my feelings on the owner of Jamestown. You'll soon realize why that club will always be a bottom dweller.
Hi HockeySP - do you care to fill us in on why you think Jamestown will always be a bottom feeder?
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 3:16pm
Hockey SP says:
I think it's fairly obvious! Look at their track record. They screw people every step of the way and the majority of their players don't even want to play for them. Karma!
HockeySP - I see the history and "track record" of the Owner & any one can see that. It just seemed that you had some personal expereince that you might want to share with us judgeing by what you said to Randy.
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 3:54pm
Hockey SP says:
I do have the personal experience, however I don't think this is the "forum" to do that.
posted Jun. 14th, 2012 - 9:42pm
Jack Dodd says:
Jamestown situation makes you wonder why some people want to own a hockey team.Heisler reports awhile back that the Owner actually skates with the players at practice and goes to the dressing-room between periods. Un-believable! And this Jack Ass won't even return Randy's messages - who the f--- does he think he is I ask????
On another note...cant wait for the start of next season! Looking foward to watching a game up North in the "Zoo"!
Warriors holding a tryout camp starting tonite at Iceland Arena. Will be intresting to take a look at some of the new tenders, draft picks & walkons. I am also hearing that they have come up with a new ticket pkg for this season in hopes of attracting more fans to Perani.
These are my NA North rankings June 15th:
6.Soo St. Marie
Perhaps Randy and Stephan, have they own rankings to share.
1-Michigan 2-Kzoo 3-Soo 4-Janesvill 5-Johnstown 6-Port Huron 7-Springfield 8-Jamestown
FROM THE MICHIGAN WARRIORS WEBSITE
Warriors Lower Ticket Prices, Restructures Sponsorships, Looks to Improve Fan Experience
The new Michigan Warriors management team has announced lower-priced season ticket packages designed to make the Warriors’ high-paced, family friendly brand of hockey more accessible to Mid Michigan residents.
The announcement is the first step in a plan to better integrate the team with the Flint area hockey community and to improve the fan experience.
“Mid Michigan families deserve a high quality hockey experience at a premier venue, and we are committed to growing what the Warriors have started,” said Jeremy Torrey, director of sales and marketing for the Michigan Warriors and Perani Arena. “We lowered ticket prices so more hockey fans can see and appreciate the skills and effort these young men exhibit on the ice as they work toward college scholarships. We think seeing the stars of tomorrow on the ice in Flint for a just a few dollars a game is a great value for the community.”
Firland Management, an experienced operator of ice venues and NAHL and other junior hockey teams, assumed management of the Michigan Warriors earlier this year, under an agreement that keeps the Warriors in Flint at least through the 2013-14 season. Firland Management began operating Perani Arena and Event Center in 2010. Since then, the company has overseen nearly $1 million in renovations to improve the fan experience at Warriors games and other events.
Through June 30, 2012 full-season (30-game) Michigan Warriors ticket packages are available for just $98 per seat for adults, or $84 per seat for seniors, students and children. To place a season ticket order, please visit the Perani Arena and Event Center Box Office, call (810) 744-0580 or click here.
This season, all seats are available on an individual game basis for just $7 per game. Premium seats last season were available for $8 per game. At the single game price of $7, each $98 season ticket package includes the value of 16 free games of NAHL hockey.
From July 1 to August 31, season tickets will increase to $126 per seat. After September 1, full-season packages will be available for $154 per seat.
In addition to making season tickets more accessible for Flint area hockey fans, the Warriors have restructured team sponsorship opportunities to enable customization of packages for individual businesses. For sponsorship information, contact Jeremy Torrey at (810) 744-0580 or by email.
Moe Mantha will return in the fall as the team’s head coach. Mantha patrolled the blue line as a defenseman for five teams over 12 NHL seasons and was the assistant captain of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. He has coached and managed at the junior and professional levels for 15 years, including coaching the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and is active in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.
“I look for players with fire in their bellies and who have the raw ability college scouts want to recruit,” Mantha said. “These young men know they have to work their tails off in the weight room, on the ice and in class to earn a D-1 scholarship and continue their hockey careers. The fans who have seen us play over the past two seasons know we put on a great show.”
Judging by what I am seeing at this Tryout Camp the Warriors are in need of a goalie and 2 of them of Gorsuch plays in the USHL.
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