Community & Media Coverage
All Guelph Storm ads include a “STORM CITY” logo. Entering our 21st season in Guelph, this statement aptly describes the relationship between the Storm and Guelph. The Guelph community has embraced the Storm and Guelph Storm players recognize this with a heartfelt raise of the stick’ after home wins. With an average of nearly 4% of the city packing into the GSEC for Storm games, it’s easy to see why the Storm means so much to the city that they represent with great pride.
GUELPH STORM ATTENDANCE… For the seventh straight season, Guelph Storm average attendance surpassed 3,900 per game – with the 4,500 seat Sleeman Centre hosting standing room only or sell-out crowds on many nights. Atmosphere is electric at games and when a rival such as the Kitchener Rangers or London Knights visit, the atmosphere is second to none in the CHL.
GUELPH STORM PLAYERS IN THE COMMUNITY… The Guelph Storm organization firmly believes that the community of Guelph owes the team nothing. Instead, it’s the Storm that owes everything to the community. This attitude is entrenched in Storm players as they are active in the community throughout the season, making countless appearances at schools, charity events and minor hockey events. Through our Champions for Education Program, our players reach out to local elementary schools through initiatives such as our Read to Succeed and “FunFit” progrmas allowing players give back to the community of Guelph throughout the season. Each season, the Storm honours the Co-operators “Community Hero” along with presenting the Fay Scott Memorial Award to players that best represent the team’s community values.
GUELPH STORM MEDIA COVERAGE¦ If you can’t watch your son play live… don’t worry because media coverage of the Guelph Storm has never been more extensive than it is today. The Storm are a Rogers Television broadcast partner with every home game broadcast along with over two-thirds of all road games. As well, the Rogers and Cogeco Digital offer the “OHL Action Pak” including all televised Storm games across the province. Also available to parents and relatives is the free live streaming broadcast of every Guelph Storm game on 1460 CJOY (www.cjoy.com). The Storm receives almost daily coverage in print and online in the Guelph Mercury and twice weekly coverage in the Guelph Tribune.
STORM TV… With our state-of-the-art video scoreboard installed last season, the Guelph Storm launched the STORM TV magazine show with features on players and team events. Segments from this show are regularly available on GuelphStorm.com. The show is also broadcast inside the Sleeman Centre before every home game as well as on Rogers TV as part of a 30 minute produced program.