The National Hockey League is a North American professional hockey league that has franchises in both the U.S. and Canada. Hockey is the national sport of Canada, so it is no surprise that the league was formed in Montreal in 1917. The first 25 years of the league were marred by financial difficulties, and the league that was 10 teams was reduced to six by 1942. The next 25 years became known as the “Original Six” era and was the most important time in the league’s history.
Now the NHL is comprised of 30 teams, 24 in the U.S. and six in Canada. The league is often viewed as the fourth most popular sport in North America behind the NBA, MLB and the NFL. Despite that, teams in major cities and Canada are among the best selling tickets on the secondary market especially during playoff time. Like any other sport, NHL’s championship round, the Stanley Cup, is the most popular event in hockey.
The ownership of the yet-to-be-named NHL expansion franchise set to debut in the 2021-22 season in Seattle have taken a hard line early against ticket resale, purging several fans from their season ticket holder deposit list for “possible broker activity.” “We understand that our season-ticket members may, on occasions,... Read more
The St. Louis Blues are already garnering a lot of attention ahead of its new season. According to MissouriNet, the team is seeing a record number of season ticket sales and packages as they are selling the fastest in the 25-year history of Enterprise/Scottrade/Keil Center. For the first time... Read more
Seattle’s NHL team isn’t going to hit the ice for two more years, but officials are already trying to stop people from reselling tickets. According to the Seattle Times, officials are planning on calling suspected brokers who have reserved season tickets to tell them that they can’t stockpile an... Read more
Timed to come up just as the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals got underway on Monday, Ticketmaster announced it signed the National Hockey League to a 10-year extension to serve as the primary ticketing provider for the league. The announcement makes it clear that the extension will... Read more
Indie-rockers of Cage The Elephant are slated to perform a free concert to kick-off this year’s NHL Playoffs and celebrate Tampa Bay Lightning’s first Presidents’ Trophy win. The show will take place on April 10 in Tampa, Florida at Curtis Hixon Park. This is the first show in the... Read more
Since the National Hockey League joined with MGM resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,” hockey ticket prices could change in the coming months. Following the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional, the NHL has been... Read more
The Edmonton Oilers are temporarily backing off of a forced shift to paperless ticketing, after system failures led to widespread fan complaints. The team originally banned paper tickets this year, forcing both season ticket holders and single-game buyers to use mobile tickets or programmed season ticket cards for entry.... Read more
Vegas Golden Knights season ticket holders were told their memberships were revoked after selling or attempting to sell game tickets. Cheryl Rosso-Streitz, a retiree living in St. George, told KTNV that she had sold tickets to a few games since her husband was dealing with health issues and could... Read more
A scammer ripped off a pair of U.S. Marines with a bogus listing for two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals on Craigslist, but the story had a happy ending when a ticket broker – Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com – saw coverage of the fraud on the news and... Read more
The NBA Conference Semifinals continue to remain a hot commodity; tonight’s match between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During yesterday’s hot-selling game, the Houston Rockets defeated Utah Jazz 112-102. Although it is... Read more