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No the Seals are not moving…not yet anyway.  However, one has to wonder if San Diego sports fans will embrace the Seals franchise over the long haul. Early returns are not promising.

From a season high opening night crowd of 11,323 to a season low crowd of 5,005 for a home playoff game.  The Seals averaged 7,769 fans for nine home games and 5,005 for one home playoff game. Although the announced numbers do not pass the eyeball test at times.

While Seals are not in any immediate danger of relocating. One has to wonder if the Seals are in San Diego for the long haul. Season two could be very telling if attendance does not increase.

Which would be a black eye for the league that is desperate to gain a foothold in the Western US after failures in Anaheim, Arizona, and San Jose and expansion to San Francisco ( Which is another failure just waiting to happen, but that is a topic for another time.)

 

 

 

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Box Score

Attendance 5,005

The San Diego Seals were fifteen minutes away from moving on to the West Division Final and hosting the Colorado Mammoth. However, the Calgary Roughnecks had other ideas and used a four goal fourth quarter to advance to the West Division Final and end the Seals season.

Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with three goals and four assists. Christian Del Bianco made 43 saves in between the pipes for the Roughnecks.  Turner Evans led the Seals with three goals and one assist.

Only if Austin Staats stayed healthy….

The Calgary Roughnecks will host the Colorado Mammoth Friday May 10 faceoff is set for 9 PM ET.

Friday May 3 Colorado at Saskatchewan 9:30 PM ET

Saturday May 4 New England at Buffalo  7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Toronto at Georgia 7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Calgary at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 8,357

Chase Fraser led the Bandits with three goals and three assists. Matt Vinc made 29 saves and Zach Higgins made 25 saves in relief. We are calling hogwash on the 8,375 attendance number. Unless many fans came dressed as empty seats.

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Buffalo – Playoffs

San Diego – Playoffs

Another “Big” crowd in San Diego for the Bandits vs Seals.

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Due to the arenas in San Diego and Georgia already being booked. Fans will get watch some Monday Night lacrosse.  Hopefully it will not become the norm anytime soon.

Hey at least its not Friday morning at 10 am right? Or a Tuesday night in Baltimore.

Monday May 6 Toronto at Georgia

Monday May 6 TBD at San Diego

So due to Disney on Ice, the San Diego Seals will host the West Division Semi-Final on Monday May 6. Face off is set for 7:30 PM ET.

We do not think that the Seals home playoff game on Monday May 6 will be very well attended, just a hunch.

 

Box Score

Attendance 5,121

Casey Jackson led the Seals with four goals and two assists. Frank Scigliano made 45 saves for the Seals.  Kyle Killen led the Mammoth with two goals and two assists.

A season low crowd of 5,121 saw the Seals defeat the Mammoth.

San Diego improves to 9-7 and Colorado falls to 6-11.

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Saturday April 27 Colorado at Saskatchewan 8:30 ET

Saturday April 27 Buffalo at San Diego 10:00 PM ET

Press Release and Career Stats Here

So now we know why the Seals remained mum on the Staats knee injury. Staats is done for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee and so are the Seals chances of making a Golden Knights type run.

Press Release Here

Get well soon Austin.