I'll admit to having little to no knowledge of hockey's finer points, but the decision to add hockey to the B1G has piqued my interest. This started as a simple question on Twitter, but a short exchange with FotP WhiteSpeedReceiver made me even more curious.
If Iowa were to begin a hockey program, would there be any support from the locals? Say they share an arena with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, would you make the short trip to attend a game? Using football and basketball money to support another low-revenue seems less than ideal, but couldn't some of that expense be offset by revenue sharing from the BTN?
I guess the purpose of the post is just to give us something to discuss during the doldrums of the off-season. I think attending an Iowa hockey game would be a blast, especially if it wasn't played at Coral Ridge Mall. What say you?
UPDATE: I realized after posting that simply asking if you'd support the team doesn't really spark any discussion. So, in addition to the question about whether you'd consider attending a Hawkeye hockey game, what do you think needs to happen to actually convince Bloodpunch to start a D1 hockey program in Iowa City? If Title IX is an issue, would a women's hockey team be worth considering?