WHL ready for takeoff in Winnipeg

In Canada, major junior hockey teams located in NHL cities is commonplace. Currently, Vancouver has the Giants; Edmonton, the Oil Kings; Calgary, the Hitmen; and Ottawa, the 67’s. In The Big Smoke, the Mississauga Steelheads, Brampton Battalion (or soon to be North Bay Battalion), and Oshawa Generals play out of the GTA. And in Montreal, […]

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The Winnipeg Model

“It isn’t going to work very well unless this building is sold out every night.” – Gary Bettman The day that Winnipeg was formally announced as the new home for the Atlanta Thrashers, many wondered: could a 15,000 seat arena support an NHL franchise? Could a city of 750,000 residents consistently pay top prices for […]

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