There will be Senior Hockey in Corner Brook this fall.
The Corner Brook Royals announce Friday morning that the team will return to the Pepsi Centre for the 2014/15 season, thanks to ongoing support from a newly-formed booster club and a new deal with the Pepsi Centre.
“When we first met with the booster club we told them we needed the support of at least 1,000 fans per game to be successful, and we’re optimistic that, by the time the first puck drops in October we will be able to meet that goal,” said Royals president Ross Coates in a press release.
“With that fan support and our new contract with the Pepsi Centre, we are confident that the team can be a success on and off the ice.”
The team recently announced the signing of import players Chris Hulit and Hunter Tremblay, and Coates says there will be more marquee player signings in coming weeks.
“We’re putting together a slate of players that will deliver top-notch hockey and we fully expect to be a contender for the Herder Trophy in 2015.”
The booster club recently held a phone blitz, and heard from local hockey fans that they are committed to supporting the team this fall, but they want assurances about the team’s future.
“Fans are telling us they want to be certain the team is coming back to Corner Brook before they commit to buying their season pass,” said club co-chair Richard Dennis in the release.
“We’re thrilled that the team has now confirmed that they will be playing here this fall, and we hope this announcement will put those doubts to rest. Now is the time for fans to make their commitment to the team, as the team has made its commitment to Corner Brook.”