Friday, February 4, 2011

City of Campbellton becomes Owner and Operator of Tigers

Press Release

The Maritime Junior Hockey League announced on Wednesday that the City of Campbellton, New Brunswick is now the owner and operator of the Campbellton Tigers. Prior to this announcement, the MHL franchise was owned by the city but today’s announcement confirms the city will own and operate the team for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.

With the announcement, League President Derryl Smith confirmed that some changes will be made at the Management level while the coaching staff will remain intact. “The Campbellton Tigers will keep their current coaching staff in place for the remainder of the 2010-11 season”, said Smith. “However, the city will name an interim Governor and General Manager shortly to finish out the year.”

Chairman of the MHL Board of Governors John Lynn stated “the Tigers will finish out the 2010-11 season under this new arrangement. The goal of the City of Campbellton moving forward will be to seek solid, local ownership of the team in an effort to ice a viable and competitive franchise for the greater community and the MHL”.

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