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Quad City Storm Inaugural Schedule

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Here's the breakdown

The Storm play:
Peoria - 16 times - 8 here / 8 there
Evansville - 12 times - 6 here / 6 there
Knoxville - 7 times - 3 here / 4 there
Huntsville - 6 times - 2 here / 4 there
Birmingham - 5 times - 4 here / 1 there
Pensacola - 3 times - 1 here / 2 there
Fayetteville - 3 times - 0 here / 3 there
Roanoke - 3 times - 3 here / 0 there
Macon - 1 time - 1 here / 0 there

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Don Doxsie - Quad-City Times had an interesting perspective:

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The Quad-City Storm, our new franchise in the Southern Professional Hockey League, announced its season schedule Friday and it’s — how can we put this nicely? — bizarre.

Out of 56 games, the Storm will play 16 against the Peoria Rivermen and 12 against the Evansville Thunderbolts, by far its two closest geographical rivals. It plays seven games against Knoxville, six against Huntsville, five against Birmingham, three each against Fayetteville, Roanoke and Pensacola, and just one against Macon.

The Storm never needs to go to Macon or Roanoke and Fayetteville never will see the inside of the TaxSlayer Center.

I guess it makes sense from a geographical standpoint, but it’s a travesty from a competitive perspective.

Peoria had the best regular-season record in the SPHL last season and Evansville wasn’t bad, earning the No. 5 seed in the playoffs. Half the Storm’s games are going to be against those two teams.

 

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14 hours ago, MacGuy said:

Don Doxsie - Quad-City Times had an interesting perspective:

Eye Openers

 

He described what i'm trying to say a lot better then I could.  Seems the league is all about cost cutting measures then being a competitive league.  Not sure how fans are going to react in QC, Peoria, and Evansville playing 15 out of their 28 games at home to the same two teams.  Leaving 13 games to see the other 7 teams in the league.  With QC an expansion team and now Evansville with no coach to be recruiting players it could be a rough year playing an always good Peoria team.  

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