06 June 2007

OHL franchise move official

Long rumoured and expected, it is now official: beginning this coming season the Toronto St. Michael's Majors will move to Mississauga while the Ice Dogs formally relocate to the Niagara region, temporarily (at least) to be housed in St. Catherines:

Majors on the Move

Tuesday Jun 5, 2007

Toronto, Ont. (Tuesday, June 5, 2007) — It is now official; the St. Michael’s Majors are relocating to Mississauga for the upcoming season. This situation comes as a result of the transfer of the Mississauga IceDogs to the city of St. Catharines, which has been approved by the Ontario Hockey League’s Board of Governors.

The Majors will now be known as the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and will continue to possess a strong connection to St. Michael’s College School.

The Majors web site address (www.stmichaelsmajors.com) will not change. Stay tuned to that site as the team will be releasing their 2007-08 schedule in the near future, as well as ticket packages, community programs and the many exciting initiatives planned for the upcoming season.

We'll miss visiting the 1000-capacity St. Mike's Arena, as old-school an arena as you'll find anywhere.

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