Sarnia Sting 2019-20 Season Thread (Part 2)

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  1. davewheeler

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    Everything underneath the SSEC is atrocious,..... the dressing rooms (including the stings) suck. The zamboni area is terrible, the bathrooms are terrible, the concessions are kinda terrible, the arena from the outside looks ugly, the seats are old, the pads aren't even pads anymore on the seats. Its great to see the arena getting a facelift, I remember when it first opened and it was an elite venue. Hosting several events like the all star game. AS a former player, I always loved dressing in a pimped out dressing room with all the bells and whistles. I honestly believe having nice facilities improves play.
    With all of these upgrades, can we make a bid at the 2021 Memorial Cup? Has anyone heard about the begging process or anything. I believe in 2021 its the OHL's turn.
     
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    I've been thinking about that (memorial cup) i could seriously see us bidding. So far Oshawa seems like the only team that is going to be bidding. Add in all these new renovations/scoreboard & they may be doing all this to bid on it.


    Not sure we will have the team tho... I think we will just be OK, while WSR/FLT/LDN will all be better.
     
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    might be the only way we see sting at the Memorial Cup, is to host it
     
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    I really like watching hockey at all levels but hosting non ice events at the arena has been a total joke.You go from a world class entertainer like Elton John to basically nothing.
     
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    lol you're forgetting Snoop Dogg
     
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    Not sure we could ever see the mem cup being hosted by Sarnia. Smaller market teams have next to no chance now a days. I don't think Sarnia has the arena the league is looking for, regardless of any renovations. I'd be shocked if Sarnia bid.

    None the less, it's good to see it being updated no matter how you put it. giving the Sting control over the suites and construction is a good thing. The city has much bigger fish to fry.
     
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    on a side note about the mem cup....

    Most claim Sarnia has a capacity of 5,500 for hockey games. This number has always thrown me off. I do not think it's accurate. I'm going to refer to the night we retired Stamkos #91. I remember there being people who had double standing room. The attendance for that game was "sold out". There was 4,615 people there. 900 short of this 5,500 that everyone claims. Am I missing something here?
     
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    Perhaps counting box office staff, zamboni drivers, waitresses in the Hive, concession stand servers, players from both teams, etc???
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I am not sure I was just going by what it says. I do agree the big thing against us is the capacity of the arena .... but I don't think that really matters as much as people think.
     
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    Agree. Attendance at memorial cup games has been way less than capacity in recent years. Windsor wasn’t full a couple years ago when they hosted
     
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    Its like the world junior tournament.... organizers need to get their heads outta their asses and go back to what made the tournaments great to begin with. Theres just such an un-authentic feel to them. When the host city doesn't play the arena is like 50% full. Mississauga was the worst memorial cup ever. I love seeing a smaller barn that is packed to the rafters than a bigger barn with empty seats. I honestly think the players like it better too. The Memorial cup in Mississauga was terrible hockey too I thought.
     
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    Shawinigan and Brandon both hosted memorial cups recently with smaller barns than Sarnia..... Even Kelowna has a barn that is similar to Sarnia's. I do agree Oshawa would be nice but, Sarnia would be nicer imo.
     
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    Feeling fairly optimistic about this weekend. London is missing some massive guys & Mississauga just isn't that good..

    It would be huge if we could win 3of4 or 4of4 heading into the Christmas break. Even if we sell off McGregor & Josling i still think this team (when healthy) can make the playoffs.

    It's gotta start now. We can't really afford to fall behind 8, 10, 12 points of a playoff spot.
     
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    The Reason why they went to nothing was because no one supported these extra events.We went to most of them and was always amazed of the poor crowd.Not sure why.Elton John was the only sell out.He only came because he owed somebody a favour.
     
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    I’d like to see the sting and college build a big sports bar/restaurant somewhere on campus, where people can park for free and go for drinks or dinner before the game and go for a couple after the game while watching the late nhl games on tv, I think it would do well... be a fun atmosphere and free parking within walking distance of arena and college
     
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    the College is too dumb for this idea.
     
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    Still no Bitten, Guy, Saye, Reesor, Hatcher or Kooy..

    Langevin starts.
     
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    Let’s demand it !lol
     
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    5-4 sting vs london (reg)
    3-2 Sting vs Miss (reg)
     
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    What does Berka gotta do get some top-9 minutes? In his small ice time he is actually out there with are high-end guys he generates chances. Also he is showing off he has a very nice shot.

    Couldn't of asked for a better start for Sarnia. Must say London still might be a little down after the scary scene in Niagara last night.
     
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    Like clockwork when London doesn't get there way they start being dirty. God i wish Hatcher was playing.

    Gotta close this out. Can't lose composure & take penalties.
     
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    You forgot to count all the people in the bar :cheers: lol
     
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    Survived that one! Refs did there best to try & get the game toed up. Langevin was spectacular in the 3rd. Loved the play of Hjorth-Kammerer pairing.

    Rees left the game with an ankle injury but it sounds like it was precautionary. Hopefully nothing more we'd be screwed with him out..

    I'd say the best game all year from are Bottom-6. Alot of OZone time & chances. Chipped in with two goals.
     
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    Also what a freaking shift out of Rees on the PK. People questioned him getting a letter but it's stuff like this that shows you why. He works his ass off every shift.

     
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    Nice win for the lads although the tempo definitely shifted the wrong way midway through the 2nd. Passes became desperate, fwds coasting into the d zone and letting them penetrate with speed too many times. Almost let London back into the game with penalties. Looking for a big win tomorrow night. Go Sting!
     
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