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Member Since 15 Dec 2008
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In Topic: Jersey Rockhoppers

06 January 2009 - 12:35 PM

My birthday is coming up in less then a couple weeks, I asked my GF if me, her, my daughter and my parents could all go to the game on the 17th. My daughter is 7 so this would be her first live hockey game. I'm still a bit weary about bringing her to a Devils game because I don't know if she'll sit through the whole thing. So me and the family should be there in a couple Saturdays!

I'll be there with my wife and sis (there first Rockhopper game!).

It would be cool if there was a Morristown team too. Be a good local rival with the Rockhoppers (other than the team that's deep in the heart of Brooklyn). Quick 'road trip' is nice.

In Topic: Jersey Rockhoppers

02 January 2009 - 11:48 AM

Went to see the Hudson Valley Bears (they play a few miles from where I live). Apparently they are the worst team in the league, 1-14. It was rough. They were basically thrown together at the last minute when another team(Rome?) backed out. I read an article where one of the players said he met his teammates the day of the first game because he got transferred from Brooklyn by the league itself. The coach/gm was hired 2 days before the first game.

All in all though, they put up a fight against the Aces(best team in the league), i think it was 7-4 with an empty netter. Can't really see it lasting with only about 50 people there, many of whom were fans of the other team. But I shouldn't judge on one game, I guess.

I think Hudson Valley has the smallest facility in the league, currently. Hopefully they can stick it out for another season at least.

They have line of site for 2009-2010 because they are putting a team in New Hampshire, as well.

In Topic: Jersey Rockhoppers

02 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

BTW, I might be the only person to have a Rockhopper jersey. :)

Actually, they sold quite a few at the game I went to.
Not that I want to take the distinction away from you. :whistling:

In Topic: Jersey Rockhoppers

31 December 2008 - 11:11 AM

The state?

I'm assuming she meant the team. But you never know. She might have wanted to engage me in a state budget debate.

In Topic: Jersey Rockhoppers

31 December 2008 - 09:20 AM

Had a great time! Definetly recommend. Not very expensive and the play is good.

My review of the Rockhoppers vs. Madhatters 12/30/08

The woman at concessions said every other team has beer at their games and their revenue is doing better than Jersey. Being kid friendly is fine. But kids don't spend money. If you want to survive, you have to play to the folks that have money in their wallets.

I'm not sure if the Codey has a liquor license. But perhaps have Friday night games with beer and Sunday matinees without.

I'd hate to lose this team because they marketed to the wrong audience. I had a lot of fun and hope they hang around!