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Old 04-12-2018, 10:21 PM
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It's been especially bad this year. They used to draw the ticket at the mid-period break but it keeps getting pushed back. We have left the game a few times not knowing if there was a winner. The problem seems to be if it's a bad game some patrons leave after the 50/50 so the delay seems to be a last ditch effort to keep bums in chairs.

Rather than having the "jump around cam" put the number on the screen and a countdown. Draw the prize on time and if a redraw is required do it right after the game.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:57 PM
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Last game I believe was the first time that Rod actually announced an approximate time they would hold the draw. (12 minute mark). I thought it was kinda weird because they had never done that before. I guess this answers why they did that.
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I heard about it at the rink the night it happened.. the redraw was at least 15 minutes after the original draw... my P.O.V. is you snooze you lose he had more than enough time... at this poi t veryone knows they draw around the middle of the third so pay attention
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First of all the 50/50 (in house proceeds) should be have been going to the Humboldt Broncos that night. Why it's not looks horrible on the Falcons organization who runs it.

The other interesting thing I was told at the arena on Wednesday night was that an usher won the money. Can anyone confirm that?

New rules were implemented Wednesday night hence the fact we were warned when to look at the screen, and so on.
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First of all the 50/50 (in house proceeds) should be have been going to the Humboldt Broncos that night. Why it's not looks horrible on the Falcons organization who runs it.

The other interesting thing I was told at the arena on Wednesday night was that an usher won the money. Can anyone confirm that?

New rules were implemented Wednesday night hence the fact we were warned when to look at the screen, and so on.
AGCO governs the 50/50 so we can't donate the proceeds. that according to the Sault Greyhounds o I assume it true for the Ice Dogs too
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The same was said in sarnia last night
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In Hamilton, their 50/50 did not got to Humboldt. Instead they held a raffle in which the proceeds of that went to Humboldt. The same happened in Niagara with the raffle of the jersey. The Ice Dogs also had ushers holding donation buckets to collect for Humboldt so I don't believe that the 50/50 should also have been donated.
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In Hamilton, their 50/50 did not got to Humboldt. Instead they held a raffle in which the proceeds of that went to Humboldt. The same happened in Niagara with the raffle of the jersey. The Ice Dogs also had ushers holding donation buckets to collect for Humboldt so I don't believe that the 50/50 should also have been donated.
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