NBL CANADA DRAWING RECORD CROWDS TO GAMES

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London Lightning’s Home Opener on November 2nd, 2013
Attendance: Over 6,000

(Toronto, Ontario)— NBL Canada continues to grow as record crowds are coming to games.

On Saturday, over 8,500 attended the London Lightning home game.

“The London Lightning broke the NBL Canada attendance record this past weekend,” said Paul Riley, NBL Canada Commissioner.  “I want to extend my congratulations to Vito Frijia and his team for continuing to set the standard that we all aspire towards.  The Lightning may be the most successful professional basketball team in North America, that’s not in the NBA.”

And it’s not just in London.  The Mississauga Power saw its largest crowd of the year last week.  Windsor is building momentum and the teams in Atlantic Canada continue to draw incredibly well with large crowds in Halifax, Saint John, Moncton and Charlottetown.

This Friday, the Brampton A’s are sold out for their game against the Saint John Mill Rats.  4,500 are attending the A’s Bullying Prevention game. Tip Off is 11:00 am at the Powerade Centre.

“NBL Canada’s teams’ marketing and promotion staff as well as all the others associated with our game day experience are tirelessly working to create the same experience off the court as we are seeing on the court,” commented Riley.

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Games this week include:

Moncton Miracles Island Storm Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 07:00 PM Moncton Coliseum, Moncton
Windsor Express London Lightning Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 07:00 PM WFCU Centre, Windsor
Mississauga Power Saint John Mill Rats Thursday Nov 20, 2014 07:00 PM Hershey Centre, Mississauga
Brampton A’s Saint John Mill Rats Friday Nov 21, 2014 11:00 AM Powerade Centre, Brampton
Brampton A’s Mississauga Power Saturday Nov 22, 2014 07:00 PM Powerade Centre, Brampton
London Lightning Windsor Express Sunday Nov 23, 2014 02:00 PM Budweiser Gardens, London
Saint John Mill Rats Island Storm Sunday Nov 23, 2014 02:00 PM Harbour Station, Saint John
Moncton Miracles Halifax Rainmen Sunday Nov 23, 2014 02:00 PM Moncton Coliseum, Moncton

NO NIGHTS OFF!

About the National Basketball League of Canada

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada’s only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

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Courtesy NBL Canada

Drew Ebanks

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