Supporters Club Latest News
Latest News From The GIHSC Committee
The Committee last met on Monday 18th March when the following matters were discussed and actioned.
Fundraising – The Committee agreed to make another presentation of £5,000 to the Flames on 31st March 2019.
The 200 Club “£1,000 Draw” will be made at the game on 24th March.
The Sponsor Grid is now closed for the season but raised over £2,500 this year.
Spectrum / Spectator Comfort – Spectrum management reported that various items of planned work would be scheduled in the off-season. These include extending the replacement black flooring around the skate hire end of the rink and a repaint of the rink surface including changes to the locations and designs of some logos and repainting of lines.
Some damaged plexiglass and fittings in the home penalty box are also being replaced and a new music system is to be fitted over the summer.
The post-game skating session is being moved back slightly to allow more time after matches for the player autograph sessions and to clear the spectators from the area before the next session.
Some issues were identified involving some spectators not being able to find their seats and others standing along the side of the rink in the north east corner. Spectrum management offered to allocate a member of staff to that area, who can assist ticketholders with finding their seats and “police” the standing areas and steps.
Flames / Hockey – The Flames reported that the end of season banquet was now sold out.
The club confirmed that they do not believe that the withdrawal of Milton Keynes will present the Elite league with any major issues as fixtures can be set to accommodate a ten-team format.
In response to comments about the lack of a runners-up medal presentation at the cup final, the club confirmed that this was not something that caused them or the players any concern.
It was confirmed that the playoff quarter finals would be a straight 1v8, 2v7 etc format.
Player Awards – Voting for the supporters club player of the year awards will close on 24th March ahead of the presentations at the banquet on 1st April.