Bron­cos an­nounce near record profit af­ter cham­pi­onship sea­son

The Southwest Booster - - CITY PAGE -

A cham­pi­onship sea­son on the ice re­sulted in near record prof­its off the ice for the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos.

The hockey club an­nounced a profit of $561,500 for the year af­ter win­ning the West­ern Hockey League cham­pi­onship in 2017-18.

“It was a fab­u­lous year for the Bron­cos in 2017-18,” said Chair­man of the Board Trent Mccleary. “The suc­cess on the ice def­i­nitely rolled over into the suc­cess in the busi­ness op­er­a­tions. So at this time I would like to re­port a net profit of $561,000, which is sec­ond in his­tory. That goes along with 2,406 sea­son tick­ets, which are def­i­nitely a record for this fran­chise. It was a very suc­cess­ful year both on and off the ice.”

Mccleary said that Shane La­casse, Chair­man of the Fi­nance Com­mit­tee, pointed out that the team made a profit of $567,000 in 1992-93 when the Bron­cos also won the WHL Cham­pi­onship.

The ma­jor fac­tors in the record profit in­cluded an av­er­age reg­u­lar sea­son at­ten­dance of 2,512, up 506 fans per game from the pre­vi­ous sea­son. 13 sold out play­off games saw an­other 2,890 fans per game watch the Bron­cos win their third WHL Cham­pi­onship in fran­chise his­tory.

“We were sold out for 11 reg­u­lar sea­son games, all 13 play­off games,” noted Mccleary. “We are start­ing the year with a record num­ber of sea­son tick­ets, I be­lieve just over 2,150 sea­son tick­ets for this year. The busi­ness op­er­a­tions with the fran­chise has done a very good job max­i­miz­ing the on-ice prod­uct into the off-ice suc­cess as well.”

The near record profit fol­lows up on a profit of $135,922 last year.

“I couldn’t be walk­ing into a bet­ter sit­u­a­tion fi­nan­cially,” said new Direc­tor of Busi­ness Op­er­a­tions Nathan Mac­don­ald. “The peo­ple prior to me did a great job of build­ing up an as­set base that will help us pro­vide long term se­cu­rity for the fran­chise in the com­mu­nity. I couldn’t be luck­ier in terms of the po­si­tion that I’m com­ing into.”

The Bron­cos al­ready have a solid start to the fis­cal year with a record num­ber of sea­son ticket hold­ers head­ing in the sea­son, in­clud­ing a sold-out crowd at the sea­son opener on Septem­ber 21 when they raised the Eastern Con­fer­ence and WHL Cham­pi­onship ban­ners to the rafters at the In­no­va­tion Credit Union iplex.

The Bron­cos also an­nounced that the play­ers and staff con­trib­uted over 550 hours in com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

The Board of Di­rec­tors, not un­like the hockey team, hockey staff, or busi­ness staff, will have some no­table changes. Jim Plewis, the long­est serv­ing direc­tor, is re­tir­ing from the board af­ter 18 sea­sons. Liam Choo-foo has re­turned to the board af­ter a leave of ab­sence.

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