Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Millionaires Pack Vans, But Doors Not Shut


It appears to be a given that the Quesnel Millionaires are destined to become the Chilliwack Chiefs. Here's the latest from the Quesnel-Cariboo Observer:

Millionaires pack vans, but doors not shut
By Percy Hebert - Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The future of the Quesnel Millionaires in Quesnel is not bright.

The Mills haven't left town yet, but the vans are packed.

The owners of the Quesnel Millionaires have received an offer to purchase and relocate the team to Chilliwack, part owner of the Mills, Kit Collins said.

"But all options are still open," she added.

The other option is an offer to purchase the Mills and possibly keep them in Quesnel for at least a year if the team could not be moved to another city.

"It is evident no one wants to run it [the Mills team] in Quesnel," Collins said.

An announcement, Collins said, would be made this Friday, April 29.

Given the current financial situation of the Mills in Quesnel, Collins said a move to Chilliwack would be a win-win for all involved, not just the current owners.
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"It would be best for the players," Collins said of a move to Chilliwack that would see the Mills move into Prospera Centre, with two NHL-sized rinks and the main sheet of ice has seating for almost 5,000.

The potential move to Chilliwack was made possible by the recent sale and relocation of the Western Hockey League Chilliwack Bruins to Victoria.

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