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Newfoundland Growlers Tickets
The newly formed Newfoundland Growlers is the first Canadian team to win the Kelly Cup in its first season. The remarkable victory is the icing on the cake considering that its owner and the management had to fight a legal battle and settle major issues to provide St. John's an ice hockey team after the demise of the St. John's IceCaps. In 2017, the owner of the IceCaps, Danny Williams, revealed his intentions to find another ice hockey franchise for the city. However, it was a challenge to secure rights for the Mile Once Centre because the stakeholder of the stadium wanted a Quebec ice hockey franchise. The dispute continued until both parties settled the issue with the arbitration allowing Newfoundland Growlers to compete in the 2018-19 season. The team did growl by becoming only the second team in the history of the ECHL championship to win the inaugural season. If you want to get close to the action, you can get tickets to every Newfoundland Growlers game at StubHub.
How was the overall performance of Newfoundland Growlers in their first season?
In their first season in 2018-19, the Growlers were placed in the North Division of the Eastern Conference in ECHL. The North Division consists of six other ice hockey teams from the Northeastern United States. The first game was played in front of a sold-out crowd against the powerful Florida Everblades, which ended in a 3-2 victory for the Newfoundland Growlers. The impressive performance was matched throughout the season as the team clinched top spots by winning 43 games and losing only 21. They subsequently won the division semifinal and final by an identical margin of 4-2. The Florida Everblades, who finished the season 50-16, were defeated by the Growlers in the conference semifinal before the Toledo Walleye became the final victim as the Growlers lifted the cup with a resounding 4-2 victory in the Kelly Cup.
Where can I watch the Newfoundland Growlers play their home games?
Mile One Centre, a 7,000-seat indoor arena and entertainment venue, is home to the Growlers. Besides the Newfoundland Growlers, the arena also hosts the St. Johns Edge, a basketball team. Located on Gower Street, the arena is easily accessible by public transport. To make the venue more enjoyable for all, the centre offers accessible seating, an alcohol-free area and scent-aware guidelines.
Where can I buy tickets to Newfoundland Growlers games?
Tickets to every game are available at StubHub, the world's largest online platform for sports tickets and resale tickets. Buying tickets at StubHub offers a 100% FanProtect guarantee to all ticketholders. The guarantee ensures that all your tickets will be valid at the entry gates and you get a full refund if the game is canceled. In the event of a rescheduled match, fans can also get a replacement ticket.
What is the official mascot of the Newfoundland Growlers?
The mascot of the team is related to the iconic Newfoundland dog. The name and the mascot are specifically attributed to the mascot of World War I, Royal Newfoundland Regiment's dog, Sable Chief. As a result of the love affair, the legendary dog is manifested in the mascot, Buddy the Puffin. Interestingly, Buddy is also the mascot of St. John's basketball team and the mascot of the former tenants of Mile One Centre, the St. John's Maple Leafs and the IceCaps. Buddy's number is 92, the year Buddy was officially born.
Who is the head coach of the Newfoundland Growlers?
The team is coached by John Snowden, who has participated in the ECHL as a player and a coach. Initially, Snowden was an assistant coach under Ryane Clowe; however, he had to take charge in the mid-season due to the medical condition of Ryane Clowe. The impressive performance in the remaining season and post-season victories including Kelly Cup title encouraged the management to sign a multi-year contract with Snowden.Back to Top