Mark Chipman talks about potential of moving Jets AHL franchise to Thunder Bay

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets on January 21, 2014 — No Comments

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Mark Chipman –  Discussing the reports of a potential move from St. John’s to Thunder Bay.  What’s the timeline?  If it was to go ahead for Thunder Bay, any idea when?  Thunder Bay would have its own travel challenges would it not?  What is the arena project they are building?  Who else is part of the group?  Can St. John’s survive?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Quotes:

On reasons for moving team – “We made it clear if it became challenging from a geographical perspective than we might have to look elsewhere”.

On when this could happen – “Most optimistically the start of the 2016 season and quite possibly maybe more likely the start of the 2017 season.  There is a lot of work to be done on this project”.

On the arena – “This is early days for sure”.