Something in the Air
There’s something in the air in Newcastle. The moment you enter Hunter Ice Skating Stadium you can feel it.
Is it the fact that the 5th Goodall Cup maintains a record for the Australian Ice Hockey League?
It’s more than that.
After 2014 when Newcastle missed the playoffs, the rebound in 2015 made up for it in spades.
When you enter the rink you can start to see change, new netting, new seating, a very smart paint job that will see the teams colours around the rink.
This in its self is belief in the team, belief in the sport and belief in the supporters of Newcastle.
The media team in Newcastle are passionate about delivering a professional product, the Summer is spent looking at ideas and concepts that will not only deliver a better stream for the punters, but value add to sponsors.
We enter 2016 with a sense that the AIHL is still maintaining it’s steady climb into the publics conscience.
I get the feeling the Northstars will be leading the charge on and off the ice.