The group trying to bring the Royals senior hockey club back to play in Corner Brook’s Pepsi Centre this coming winter is running a campaign to sell season tickets.
The booster club is aiming to sell about 1,000 seats so they can be sure the move will make financial sense.
The city’s traditional hockey team was moved down the road to Deer Lake two years ago when those in charge could get an acceptable financial arrangement with the city-owned arena.
That impediment has been overcome with some good will from all parties and now the way is open for the team’s return — if fans step up and show their support that is.
As one member of the group peddling the season tickets pointed out, it’s difficult to think about hockey in the middle of summer but supporters of the Royals had better turn their minds to ice and bodychecks.
There was outrage a couple of years ago when it came to light that the Royals would be leaving Corner Brook.
Senior hockey fans expressed their opposition to losing the team with a rich, decades-long history representing the city.
It’s time now for all those who were against the move to step up and show they want the team back.
Corner Brookers are famous for leaving everything to the last minute when it comes buying tickets to events ... but that won’t cut it this time.
Besides the cost of using the Pepsi Centre, another part of the reason for the Royals’ departure was lack of fan support.
Time is running short for season ticket sales to hit the 1,000 target.
Without fans showing their solid support soon, the Royals could be back skating on Deer Lake ice again this season.