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11-22-2012, 09:29 PM
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Dutch
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Originally Posted by cishockeyfan View Post
Wow.....According to your attendance numbers No Hockey team in Trois Rivieres even draws 1000 people but the city is building a new 5000 Seat Rink???
The old barn in Trois-Rivières is very old (1938) and it's pretty much a pain in the ass to watch a game there with the steel supports. The new building is needed, as the city wants to attract shows and sports events.

The LNAH team used to draw over 2000, but its popularity has really fallen in the previous two years for a couple of reasons.

Will the new building draw more fans ? Maybe. But the problem with Trois-Rivières is that they can't have a QMJHL team, as it's in the 40 km veto zone of Shawinigan. There was rumors of an AHL team, but I highly doubt that, unless the Nordiques ever come back. That way, their could be an AHL rivalry between upcoming Laval and Trois-Rivières.

As for Fredericton, no doubt the Q would work there, and I can understand UNB not wanting a team anywhere near Aitken Center.

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