Vermillion was very quiet today because most fans headed north to Sioux Falls for the women's Summit League Championship. With the game being right in the middle of the day, some fans couldn't make the trip. Some of them headed over to the Old Lumber Company Grill and Bar.
"Well they have a lot ofTVs. You got your choice of where you want to sit, good food. It's just good time,"Rick Steenholdt said.
Steenholdt and his buddy from high school, Vermillion dentist, Gary Prosser, couldn't get to the game because of work, but they weren't going to miss out on the action.
"It's exciting I feel bad I can't be there, but I watch on TV and make sure I follow the games,"Steenholdt said.
The two who grew up inVermillion both have ties with Coyotes. Steenholdt worked as a custodian at the university for over 30 years, and Prosser is a USD Alumni.
"I've been a dentist in town for thirty years. I was raised in Vermillion, and I went to USD. I'm a pretty big coyote fan," Prosser said. "Growing up here you just get weaned on them, so you've been watching them since you could walk."
Prosser and Steenholdt were two of very few Coyote fans that made their way into the Old LumberCompany Grill and Bar for the game. The place was very dead, but management didn't seem to mind. They were just happy people were up in Sioux Falls supporting their 'yotes.
"Just because it's so close, and I mean it is right there in Sioux Falls. I knew most people were probably going to go, especially yesterday after the way they played. They played awesome, so it's kind of neat that people are actually going to go and watch it,"manager Tiffany Hrdlicka said.
No matter where fans were, they enjoyed the outcome. The Coyotes are Summit LeagueChampions.