Just how popular are the Abbotsford Canucks?
One relatively new way to gauge popularity for sports teams is through Google Trends, which tracks Google searches for terms over a set period of time.
The Abbotsford News examined the Abbotsford Canucks’ Google Trends data using the term “Abbotsford Canucks” from the day the team launched on July 14 until Dec. 29. Data was collected from users in British Columbia only. That data can be seen below.
The number on the left is a relative value of the data being examined, and a 100 value in this case equals the day with the highest search volume.
In the Abbotsford Canucks’ case, that term reached its peak with a score of 100 on Oct. 23 – which was following the team’s home-opener vs. the Henderson Silver Knights on Oct. 22.
The next highest spike was on July 14 – the day the team’s name was announced. That day scored a 71 and the following day on July 15 scored a 54.
Other spikes occurred on Sept. 27 and Nov. 30, which both scored a 56. The Vancouver Canucks held an exhibition game in Abbotsford on Sept. 27, while Nov. 30 was a home game for the Abbotsford Canucks against the Ontario Reign.
Other notable spikes were on Nov. 14 (54) and Nov. 15 (47). The night of Nov. 14 was an Abbotsford Canucks game against the San Jose Barracuda. The top related query for the term is ‘abbotsford canucks tickets’.
When you expand the search area for the term to all of Canada, it reveals that people from Alberta and…