September 8, 2015 (San Diego) – If San Diego isn’t a hockey town, as many claim, we have a funny way of showing it.
With the Gulls returning to San Diego after a nine year absence, many excited hockey fans came to the Quartyard downtown to meet coach Dallas Eakins and other members of the Gulls’ staff in a Q&A hosted by the voice of the Gulls, Craig Elsten.
All fans received a promotional Gulls scarf, as well as a free ticket for alcohol. There was also food catered by Baja Rockin’ Lobster and Cali Comfort BBQ.
Live bands, including San Diego locals Seeking Alpha, performed. Head coach Eakins and other Gulls’ staff members hosted a Q&A.
When asked what adjustments he’ll make coming from the NHL to the American League, Coach Eakins says “Here in the American League, you still want to win, but you got to develop your players. We want our players to have success here, we want to win hockey games, but our main objective is to get these kids into the NHL and the Anaheim Ducks.”