AHL Read This: IceCaps likely to be in Thunder Bay, Ont if Jets have their way

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IceCaps owner may move team from St. John’s to Thunder Bay

 

Could the IceCaps end up in Thunder Bay?

Could the IceCaps end up in Thunder Bay?

CBC News Posted: Jan 21, 2014 1:55 PM NT Last Updated: Jan 21, 2014 2:40 PM NT

The status and future of the St. John’s IceCaps were unclear Tuesday, amid reports that its parent company plans to move its American Hockey League franchise to Ontario.

An IceCaps official confirmed, but soon after retracted, a report that True North Sports and Entertainment was moving its AHL franchise to Thunder Bay. The team is managed by a company owned by former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams.

But True North, which owns the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, indicated that its team will eventually be playing hockey from another home base.

“True North Sports and Entertainment and the Winnipeg Hockey Jets Club are excited about the prospect of operating our American Hockey League (AHL) franchise in Thunder Bay,” said a statement given to reporters in Thunder Bay.  Read more

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Hear from the Winnipeg Jets Chairman Mark Chipman as the Jets tweeted out more of his reaction on this news:

 

There has been a lot of discussion on Twitter about this breaking story and Ken Wiebe of  http://www.winnipegsun.com is in Anaheim where the Jets play tonight & tweeted out reaction from Jets Chairman Mark Chipman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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