This is the story of the phenomenally successful inaugural season of the Louisiana IceGators hockey team. It explains why an average of nearly 10,000 people a night, primarily from south Louisiana, packed the Cajundome for the games -- even during the middle of the week! The Louisiana IceGators Phenomenon is about marketing, advertising and publicity, about promotions, parties and parades on the ice. It has to do with "Alphonse, the Alligator," "the Horn Dudes," "the Chomp," comedians, singers, celebrities, light shows, rock 'n' roll, and ice hockey in the heart of the Cajun Country.
|Publisher:||Acadian House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
TRENT ANGERS, nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature (2000 and 2001), is a veteran journalist who has authored countless published news and feature stories, as well as six books, in a writing and editing career that has spanned five decades. His books are: The Truth About The Cajuns (1989); Dudley LeBlanc: A Biography (1993); The Forgotten Hero Of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story (1999 and 2014); Grand Coteau: The Holy Land of South Louisiana (2004); and An Airboat on the Streets of New Orleans (2008). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1970 and was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Journalism by Sigma Delta Chi, a professional journalism organization. He also won the Hodding Carter Award for Responsible Journalism. He served an apprenticeship at The Palm Beach (Florida) Post. In the early 1970s he was a staff correspondent for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Beaumont Enterprise. For 36 years (1975 2010), Angers was editor and publisher of Acadiana Profile, The Magazine of the Cajun Country, based in Lafayette, La.; it is one of the longest-running regional publications in the United States. A member of the Secular Franciscan Order (the Third Order of St. Francis), he resides in Lafayette, La., with his wife, Cindi, a teacher in the public school system.