Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday Wrap

It's Tim Horton's Camp Day across Canada-- head down to Tim's and grab a coffee.  Alan Millar and Trevor Weisgerber will be at the Thatcher Location at 11 am.  Corey Nyhagen and myself will be at the dowtown locale also at 11. 

NHL hockey is coming back to the prairies.  Here is a little piece of an article on

"The sale is still pending approval by the NHL Board of Governors, which meets on June 21 in New York. Before that, Thomson and Chipman will interview on June 7 with the League's Executive Committee, represented by 10 team ownership groups. At the June 21 full meeting, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and the executive committee make a recommendation to the full Board. Then there will be two votes, one on the new ownership and another on the relocation. Transfer of ownership requires a 75 percent vote of approval, while relocation requires a majority vote.

After those two votes, the celebrations in Winnipeg and Manitoba, strong and throaty Tuesday, figure to resonate even more at the Forks, a public meeting place at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, plus the legendary intersection of Portage and Main downtown where eastern Canada met the Wild West back in the day.

MTS Centre is where the team would play next season pending those approvals. The building, which seats 15,015 for hockey, is currently home to the AHL's Manitoba Moose and has hosted recent NHL preseason games.

In his remarks, True North CEO Ludlow detailed the new ownership group's goal to sell 13,000 season tickets prior to the Board of Governors meeting, which Bettman said "is the best message to send the NHL Board of Governors before they meet on June 21." Ludlow explained season ticket packages will range from sections with $39 per game tickets up to $129 per game for the most premium seat. He presented numbers to show the Winnipeg fans' ticket prices will compare positively with the Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary franchises, especially on the higher end." 

Here is the full story

The Stanley Cup Finals start tonight! Boston vs Vancouver.  Luongo vs Thomas.... Who will be clutch this series? The Sedin's? Horton? Kesler? Bieksa? and so it begins....

The NHL combine continues on today with more interviews for Joel Edmundson and the top NHL prospects in Toronto.  That process will continue through Thursday before the fitness examinations are held Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Center. 

Did you see the Hall of Fame inductees for August?  We will be welcoming Blair Atcheynum and Derek Kletzel into the Hall along with Rob Carnie as the builder inductee.  It is always a very nice evening and a fun day of golf to follow on August 20th.  You can purchase tickets for $60 right now for the event or sign up for the golf tournament.  Call us 694-5711.

Prospects Camp is ready to go tomorrow night.  The 30 young prospects will be in Moose Jaw for a supper and reception at the Heritage Thursday.  Friday and Saturday are a mix of fitness testing and on ice sessions.  Quinton Howden and Kendall McFaull will be back in Moose Jaw for the weekend to assist with the camp.  On ice sessions will be out in Caronport, Friday 3-4:30 and Saturday 10-11:30 & 3-4:30. 

Have a great Wednesday!

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