IHL vs ECHL?
I attended the ECHL game Cincinnati Cyclones vs Toledo Walleye then the following day I attended the IHL game Dayton Gems vs Fort Wayne Komets. Both games were very entertaining. I think the goalies in the ECHL play a better game, and are more polished. The skaters in the ECHL appear to be faster, but I think the IHL players can step in and play the ECHL game. I think the reason this is is that the IHL plays more clutch and grab hockey where the ECHL is a hands off game. Yes it was hockey, but different versions of hockey. It is like you go to a restaurant and order a hamburger. Sure it was great, but at a different restaurant the hamburger is great as well. I enjoyed both leagues, and the Dayton Gems have a new fan. I never thought I would attend and IHL game since the nearest team was in Fort Wayne, but now I am trying to figure out how to schedule in Dayton games without missing Cyclones games! I am not in anyway saying Cincinnati needs two hockey teams again. I am saying it is cool to have two teams within an hour of each other in such seperate leagues!