THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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11-07-2012, 05:29 PM
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Brampton is in the GTA. (Greater Toronto Area)
St. Mike's had to move from Toronto to Mississauga (Which is also in the GTA) and they're still second last in attendance, only ahead of Brampton.
Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs had to leave.
The Roadrunners lasted 1 season in Toronto.
The Marlies attendance has been lousy since returning to Toronto a few years ago.
Not a hockey town? Ok.
Let me refer to you from the NHL obviously the will-sell-out-no-matter-how-bad Toronto Maple Leafs. That one is clear.
Then you have from the OHL: The Peterborough Petes, Oshawa Generals and if you want to stretch it, the Barrie Colts.
Then we have from the OJHL: The Aurora Tigers, Georgetown Raiders, Burlington Cougars, Markham Waxers, Milton Icehawks, Mississauga Chargers, Newmarket Hurricanes, North York Rangers, Oakville Blades, Pickering Panthers, St. Michael's Buzzers, Stouffville Spirit, Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Toronto Lakeshore Patriots.
That doesn't include the GTHL, which is a massive minor hockey league program which heavily feeds the OHL. So no, you're right, not a hockey town.
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