When will Fort McMurray get a WHL team?
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09-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Langley, BC
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They need an arena. And I don't believe the city of Nanaimo has plans for an arena anytime soon. It's too bad Nanaimo doesn't have a facility even the size of Bear Mountain Arena. I believe they can cram close to 4,500 in there? That's bigger than some other CHL rinks, I believe.
Edit: nevermind, it's actually only 2,300. Still a freaking nice rink.
And I doubt very much the AHL ever comes to Vic. The WHL is perfect here.
WHL is Victoria is likely one of the most stable franchises they'll ever have.
After the scorn the league got for how they handled the Chilliwack to Victoria move before last seasons, pulling the plug on that team for whatever reason would cause huge embarassment for the league.
Nanaimo will get a team once the City figures out an arena, while Chilliwack, Langley (and even Abbotsford if they get rid of the Heat) have chances to get another WHL franchise somewhere in the Fraser Valley.
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