The Return To Winnipeg Is Official
Marc Chipman, Chairman of True North Sports and Entertainment said “We are very honored by the NHL board of governors unanimous decision today. We know that the fans of this province have an appetite for NHL hockey that is rivaled by few in the league and intend to work very hard to make Manitobans proud of our franchise for years to come.”
While fans in Winnipeg are celebrating this evening those in Atlanta feel much different. The last chance for Thrashers fans to see their team stay passed today with a unanimous vote to move their team to Canada.
“It’s a sad day for hockey fans in Atlanta, but the franchise is going to a good place and run by good people. I wish them well, because a lot of good people that are going to go with them.” Said former Thrashers president Don Waddell.
As of right now there is no word on what the name of the new Winnipeg team will be. Some believe that the announcement of the name and logo has been delayed because TNSE is trying to acquire the rights to the Jets from Phoenix. Either way one thing is certain, the National Hockey League is finally returning to Winnipeg.
Posted on June 21, 2011, in NHL and tagged Atlanta Thrashers, Don Waddell, Marc Chipman, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, True North Sports And Entertainment, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.