As MTU tries to rebuild it's program, you'd think administration would do things to try to encourage season ticket sales. Instead they raised the parking fee to $5. A lot of empty seats on the "community" side of the rink will stay empty.
Second, the MTU fight song is always played by the pep band, and it gets even us geezers to stand and clap to rally the team or to celebrate a goal. At the first game this Saturday, some canned music was blasted when goals were scored, completely drowning out the pep band and the fight song on the other side of the rink. If it wasn't for the Misfits and the pep band, there'd be no spirit at the games.
The community is cautiously optimistic that Mel can turn the program around. Tech has a lot of good players that just need better leadership. Unfortunately, collegiate sports are all about the money, as demonstrated by the formation of the Big 10 hockey association and others. Tech needs to bring in ticket buyers, and you're not going to do it with goal buzzers going off prematurely, drowning out the pep band, and charging a ridiculous amount to park at the games. The community loves hockey, but not enough to support the greedy university.