AHL Read This: Thunder Bay Costs Rise, Travel Tight for IceCaps Stars, Royals Flyers, Blashill Re-signs

Thunder Bay Costs Rise

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Thunder Bay event centre costs start to rise From CBC News City councillors in Thunder Bay spent hours Monday night debating how much more support is needed for the proposed event centre. City administration said it needs the money to pay for design work relating to moving the Camelot Street hydro substation. The money would also pay the wage of a person to oversee the project, legal fees related to signing contracts with a potential American Hockey League team, and other environmental and parking studies. “I’m a little concerned that had we known these costs sooner, maybe we could have applied to Fednor and to NOHFC to help … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Abbotsford Heat Leaving News, Pirates Moving Final Game, Survey for ThunderBay

Abbotsford Heat Leaving

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Abbotsford Heat leave city with $12M in losses CBC News Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:14 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 4:16 PM PT The City of Abbotsford has paid the owners of the Abbotsford Heat another $5.5 million to end the Calgary Flames’ farm team’s contract with the city, capping off years of financial losses for the city. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman joined CEO of the Calgary Flames, Ken King, and president of  Abbotsford Heat, Ryan Walter, at the announcement on Tuesday morning. Banman said in total the contract with the team has cost the city more than $12 million since 2010, when then-mayor George Peary signed a ten-year … Continue reading

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

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. IceCaps owner may move team from St. John’s to 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 … Continue reading