Firstly, as a Pennsylvania native myself, I'm really disappointed things didn't work out in Philly. It's a good hockey town that used to support minor league alongside their Flyers, so when they announced their move to the City of Brotherly Love, my hope was that they would be successful enough that they'd soon have a cross-state brother in Pittsburgh as well that could last longer than the Forge did. Full credit to the Rebels ownership as they made a pretty valiant effort to make things work, even playing a game in the Wachovia Center, but just couldn't get the city interested. Hopefully that didn't kill chances for a team in the Pittsburgh metro some day. Jamestown is such a unique hockey market. It's a big enough town with a nice enough rink in a region where hockey is popular and juniors is respected. It has all the underpinnings for a success story like Johnstown. But as you noted, their checkered past has really strained the local fans. It probably doesn't help that the Jamestown area itself has been having some serious economic issues. This was for a long time a minor league baseball stronghold, but the declining attendance forced a relocation of the Jammers to West Virginia, and in the years since even low level summer collegiate baseball (baseball's rough equivalent to juniors) couldn't survive there, despite even winning a championship. So times are tough for sports in Jamestown. How has this affected the Rebels? Well, the NAHL posts their average attendance at 708, but it's pretty misleading. Three of Jamestown's "home" games were played at the NAHL Showcase in Minnesota, each posting attendance of 1,271. Unfortunately, Jamestown hasn't posted close to that at their actual home rink, where they've had a high of 753 for their actual home opener and a low of 298 (though this was for some reason on a Wednesday night). The true average for Jamestown is 520 per game, which is an improvement but still not very good. I was a lot more hopeful for things in Jamestown this time around, but I do think there's a good chance that this improves as the season goes on. A Saturday night game hosting Johnstown will help.