May 28, 2020
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Leaving games early bad decision by fans

Am I the only one who thinks that it’s appallingly bad manners to exit the stadium or arena before the game is over? This behavior is disruptive to both the players and the fans who remain in their seats to support their team.

Why bother to purchase tickets and attend the game when you ultimately walk out when you think that the game is decided? This is not TV channel-surfing!

Last Saturday’s Maine Black Bears vs. New Hampshire (men’s hockey game) is a good example, when about a third of the fans exited the arena with three minutes left in the game, and the score was 5-3 in our favor after Brian Flynn scored a goal.

All the folks who had left missed the most exciting play of the evening, when Tanner House scored an empty-netter on his knees with a minute and a half to go! The worst is when the team is losing and the fans leave early. Talk about destroying the players’ morale.

I find that the end of the game sportsmanlike salutation by the Black Bears to the opposing team is as moving as the national anthem at the beginning of the game. What’s more important, beating the traffic by a couple of minutes or supporting your team?

Sincerely,

Kathleen Rogers

Ellsworth

Great night at Alfond

The Brewer High School Hockey Boosters would like to thank the many individuals and groups that helped make the “Fill the Alfond “ event a huge success.

We would like to begin by thanking the City of Brewer, Superintendent Daniel Lee and AD Dennis Kiah for allowing us to move the regularly scheduled home game against Bangor to Alfond Arena.

A big thank you goes out to Betty Fadrigon and her staff at the University of Maine; you put up with a lot from us. We also need to thank Joe Carr for announcing during the game for us.

To all the T-shirt sponsors from both sides of the river, thank you so much. To all the many volunteers who helped out at this great game, it was much appreciated.

Brewer Boosters would also like to thank all those in radio, newspaper and television that helped get the awareness of the event out to the public.

And last but not least to all the 2,500-plus fans who came out to support high school hockey, and witness one of the true greatest school rivalries. It is the hope that this can become an annual event for years to come.

A great big thank you again to everybody involved.

Brewer High School

Hockey Boosters

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