The rumour on the Frostheaves fan run message board is that Halifax’s opponents for home games on the ninth and tenth will be the Vermont Frostheaves.
The Rainmen website still lists the opponents as being the Gwizzlies. The ABA website lists it as being the San Francisco Rumble. (E-mails sent out a few weeks ago to both the ABA and San Fran didn’t get any response)
I am unable to load the Frostheaves schedule for some reason so I can’t verify on there.
I would not at all be shocked by this. The Gwizzlies have played very few of their games (mostly due to very unstable opposition) and their press releases make them seem very unprofessional. If the Gwizzlies back out last second I can definately seen Livingston threatening to pull out of the ABA (this would be the last straw for sure) and Alex Wolf (Vermont’s owner/SI writer) offering to send the Heaves to cover the schedule to keep Livingston in the league.
It looks like the Heaves’ trip to Halifax is confirmed. Taken from a Frost Heaves press release, “reprinted” on OurSportsCentral’s press releases page:
Vermont will make a midweek trip to Halifax to play the Rainmen on Wednesday and Thursday, in games that will take the place of two road dates lost when the Strong Island Sound suspended operations last month.
(The press release is now also on the Frost Heaves website. It looks like Thundercats are go)
Quick thoughts on this schedule change after the jump.
- Halifax would have beaten the Gwizzlies in both games. I am hoping for a 1-1 split against the Frostheaves. Despite this I would much rather watch the Heaves play. The last game they played here was the best ABA game I’ve seen and I would rather see good basketball where Halifax loses than watch them beat up on YMCA teams.
- I hope that some Vermont fans make the trip, but on short notice I doubt they will.
- This will be a good test for the Rainmen. It will be interesting to see if they really have turned the corner and are a legit minor league basketball team or if it was just a run of good luck. I’d like to see them win one of the two games. If they can do that the I think we can believe in the team.