WHL Scheduling meetings are underway this morning in Regina. The pre-season schedule will be released this Thursday and the regular season on Wednesday June 29th.
Sidewalk days wrapped up this weekend. If you couldn't make it out this past weekend there are still some great "moving" sale deals. The Moose Jaw festivities continue on this week with the Hometown Parade on Thursday.
Courtesy of tigershockey.com:
Another WHL team is looking to expand.... the Medicine Hat Tigers continue to voice their support for the proposed Regional Event Centre. The Tigers are very excited and optimistic about the prospect of relocating into a modern facility that will greatly enhance the game experience for Tigers' fans.
On Monday, June 20th, Medicine Hat City Council will hold a historic vote on the construction of a new Regional Events Centre.
The new building is expected to accommodate 6500 seats for hockey with a capacity of 7100 for full-house events including ice-level seating.
The Tigers have a current sellout streak of 292 regular season home games, dating back to March 1st of 2003. The increase in seating will allow the Tigers to address their season-ticket holder waiting list, which has fans waiting approximately 6 years for tickets to become available.
In NHL News, the salary cap will be going up by nearly $5 million next season.
Clubs and agents are being told next year's salary cap will be set at an upper limit of $64 million with a floor of $48 million.
During the 2010-11 season, the salary cap had an upper limit of $59.4 million.
The league's cap - entering its seven season under the current collective bargaining agreement - has risen every year since the end of the NHL lockout when the cap was set at $39-million.
Twitter is telling us the new Victoria franchise will be announcing their team name and logo today...
In other twitter news, TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting the Leafs will make front office changes today that will affect Toronto's assistant coaching staff.
Have a great week!