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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Are Canadian NHL Fans Lockout Proof?

In 2008, as the worst recession since the Great Depression crippled the economy of the United States, many economists harped that the entertainment industry – and more specifically, professional sports – was “recession proof.” Right or wrong, and I’d describe professional sports as being more so “recession resistant,” it was the foundation for a worthwhile […]

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