The ECHL charges $8.99 for a single game, while the AHL charges $6.99 for a single game all access pass where you can watch all games that day.
The ECHL charges $99.99 to watch all away games for a single team, and the AHL cost is $39.99.
The ECHL charges $199.99 for an all access pass to watch all games, all season, all teams. The AHL all access pass is $79.99.
The ECHL charges $44.99 for a monthly all access pass, the AHL charges $19.99.
I know in the press release issued by the AHL earlier this month for the new AHL-TV streaming platform it mentioned they had partnered with a company called HockeyTech on this effort. HockeyTech also provides real-time scoring and statistical services for the AHL under the LeagueStat brand.
Here is the ECHL press release with all of the details if you are interested in buying one of the TV packages. https://www.echl.com/echl-tv-packages-now-available
One of the topics we discussed was customer service and Hunt mentioned a new Ticketmaster software upgrade the Mavericks had implemented which would allow season ticket holders the ability manage their own account. From what I understood, there were many benefits to this upgraded system but those that piqued my interest the most were the ability of season ticket holders to exchange tickets, transfer tickets and even renew their season tickets each year all without contacting the front office.
The Americans will be providing more information on this digital ticketing system over the next three Wednesdays. It is important to know everyone will be provided tickets as usual for the upcoming season.
– You don’t find many books written about ECHL hockey. I would like to recommend one written by Kansas City Mavericks play-by-play announcer Bob Rennison. The title of the book is, “A View From the Gondola: My journey Through Kansas City Mavericks’ 2017-18 season.” Aptly titled, Bob takes the reader through the team’s 2017-18 season as he experienced it. As described on Amazon, “This book gives readers a taste of ECHL hockey from the inside. Find out more about the work several people put in daily to make a minor league hockey team successful. Also, learn how important hockey fans are to players, broadcasters, trainers, equipment managers and team management in minor league professional hockey.” The book is available from Amazon. The cost is $18.00.
DID YOU KNOW: Steve Martinson is not one for pep talks and has often told me he doesn’t see his role to motivate professional hockey players. I saw this quote from NBA coach Gregg Popovich which captures the same sentiment as he talked about doing your job,
“If you are a plumber & don’t do your job you don’t get work. I don’t think a plumber needs a pep talk. You are a basketball player – You come ready….it’s your job.”