|Forget for awhile about signings and non-signings and Saku Koivu and Alex Kovalev. It’s all too much on this lovely weekend. Now is the time to celebrate. Because in one area of Habsdom, we are champions of the world!
Okay, so it’s not the Montreal Canadiens winning the Stanley Cup, or any of the Habs players winning an award, or even the AHL affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs winning something. But a good, solid Montreal Canadiens fan should celebrate that at least the Cincinnati Cyclones, who are a joint affiliate of Montreal and Nashville, won something. They won TICKET DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR!!!!
Congratulations to the Cincinnati Cyclones ticket department.
| June 27, 2009PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced that the Cincinnati Cyclones are the 2008-09 recipient of the Ticket Department of the Year award.The Cyclones raised their attendance by 44 percent which was the second-highest in professional hockey in 2008-09 after ranking first in 2008-09 with an increase of 36.8 percent. Since returning to the ice in 2006-07, Cincinnati has increased its attendance 68 percent and had the largest crowd in ECHL playoff history with 12,722 for its Kelly Cup clinching game against Las Vegas on June 5, 2008. The Cyclones had four of their Top 10 crowds in 2008-09 including 11,417 on Apr. 4 to eclipse the club record of 9,615 on Mar. 28, 2008 and the third-largest regular season crowd ever with 8,508 on Jan. 24.Led by director of game and ticket operations Joe Stills, the staff is comprised of Josh Burdine, Michael Cox, Drew Curtis, Matt Piening and Andrew Rowland.ECHL Ticket Department of the YearYear Team
2008-09 Cincinnati Cyclones
2007-08 Reading Royals and Victoria Salmon Kings
2006-07 Florida Everblades and Alaska Aces
2005-06 Las Vegas Wranglers and Stockton Thunder
2004-05 Bakersfield Condors and Long Beach Ice Dogs
2003-04 Alaska Aces
2002-03 Reading Royals