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Ticket sales spike

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

It was a historic year for the Oshawa Generals, bringing in serious hardware in the form of the J. Robertson Trophy for the OHL championship and, of course, the Memorial Cup.

Now, the fans are coming out in droves to perhaps see if any of the magic that filled the General Motors Centre last season is left inside.

“We have seen an increase in ticket sales this year,” says Jason Hickman, the director of ticket sales for the Generals. He notes this increase has been ongoing over the past three seasons as well.

“Certainly, being the Memorial Cup champions hasn’t hurt us, and we will continue to promote season tickets and (that) fact,” he says.

Tickets for the Gens’ opening game went on sale last week and saw fans lined up through the GM Centre lobby to get their hands on them.

“A lot of people have also been interested in tickets to our home opener on Sept. 27,” Hickman says. “As this is the night we will raise the banners.”

Banners for last season’s OHL championship and the Memorial Cup victories, the club’s fifth, will both be hoisted into the rafters prior to the game against the North Bay Battalion.