A weekly digest of the top Canadian sports business news, tweets, and more. All links are curated by hand by the Sports Business Canada team. Posted every Sunday/Monday. Submit your links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Jays Ratings
The Jays started the week off right by clinching a berth in the ALCS. It’s being said that 13.4% of Canadians watched ALDS game three. That huge.
More than 4.7 million Canadians watched the #BlueJays beat Texas on Sunday night to clinch the ALDS.
Just a massive TV ratings number. pic.twitter.com/TXAZjW7QjW
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) October 11, 2016
The Good Ol’ Hockey Game
The NHL regular season launched on October 12 and Canadian teams gave us plenty to talk about. The Edmonton Oilers have a new arena, Ron MacLean is back and the NHL is buying into Snapchat.
Getting ready for NHL opening night of Rogers Place in Edmonton. What a building! pic.twitter.com/gkoRo2pphO
— Scott Moore (@MooreScottmoore) October 12, 2016
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 12, 2016
— Howard Bloom (@SportsBizNews) October 11, 2016
— Sports Business CA (@SportsBizCanada) October 13, 2016
Auston Matthews vs Everything
Did we mention that the Leafs have a player? Fore shure. Unload the Brinks truck at the ACC.
— Sports Business CA (@SportsBizCanada) October 14, 2016
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) October 14, 2016
Since going on sale on Thursday, Auston Matthews has best selling jersey in the NHL, according to Fanatics. pic.twitter.com/bjaMD5uJGC
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 16, 2016
R.I.P. Golf (Town)
In a special guest blog post, friend of the website Chris Dunne waxed poetically on the demise of the big box store golf retail model.
— Sports Business CA (@SportsBizCanada) October 16, 2016
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