He also has a link to an article on SportsIllustrated.com about Omaha and their three hockey clubs.
I think this last quote could help things dramatically. If every hockey fan in Omaha and the surrounding area was willing to support the other teams in Omaha, I believe all teams could survive and draw well.
Eruzione said the Lancers have a loyal following and are stable, but things could be better.
"It's hard to have two teams in a city, let alone three,'' he said. "What was Calgary thinking when they put a team here?''--------------
King said Calgary has so much invested in Omaha that, instead of leaving and cutting their losses, the Knights will come back next season with a re-energized marketing plan to cultivate fans.
"This is the best hockey in town by far, so I don't know why more people don't come out,'' Tami said. "I'll wear this when I pick up my daughter from gymnastics class, and people will ask me what team's jersey I'm wearing. I'll tell them the Knights, and they say they've never heard of them.''
Joe Antoniak, who heads the Knights' booster club, said Omaha's hockey fans are splintered. Instead of supporting all three teams, he said, folks are loyal to one team and won't go see the others.
"Once you get hockey fans together, there's a real camaraderie,'' Antoniak said. "I want to work with the other teams' booster clubs to see if we can't get all of us on the same page.''
Bottom line, SUPPORT the teams in your city, because you'll never know what you've missed out on until it's gone.