All Things Hockey In The Carolinas

Thursday, July 19, 2007

ECU Pirates vs. NCSU Wolfpack Match-Up Set

I received this e-mail today from Brent Falcon of the ECU Club Hockey Team:

ECU has confirmed the scheduling of a regular season game with NC State. The game will be played in Greenville on October 19 at 9:30pm. It has been scheduled as part of a "Rivalry Weekend" which will include the ECU vs. NC State football game the following day (Oct. 20) in Greenville. Hopefully posting in on COI will get some publicity behind the game that is sure to draw a huge crowd. It will undoubtedly be the biggest home game in our short history, our biggest crowd so far was 675 for our match-up against UNC-Chapel Hill in our first ever season. This game is surely going to surpass that number and hopefully we can get some media to cover it as the
entire weekend is going to be one big ECU/NC State match-up.

Here's why they are smart to schedule the hockey game the night before the NCSU/ECU game. If they tried to do it Saturday after the game, you would have a bunch of drunk football fans who have been tailgating all day stumble in there (if they were to make it it all). Doing it Friday night gives the ECU squad a lot of exposure to potential alumni contributions. I'll put it to you this way. When I called over a month ago to try and book a hotel room the weekend of the ECU/UNC football game, every place was already booked solid. The town will be packed to the brim with football fans.

Is there a possibility of getting UNC on the schedule the Friday before the UNC/ECU football game this year?