Columnist predicts St. John’s will have a hockey team again in 2018 – Newfoundland & Labrador

The Mile One Centre could be a lonely place for hockey fans this fall.

With the St. John’s IceCaps, gone to Laval, Que., there will be no more faceoffs, fights or 50/50 draws at the downtown St. John’s venue in 2017 — but there is hope for 2018.

For months, former St. John’s IceCaps CEO Glenn Stanford has made it clear that he is trying to attract a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team to the capital city.

Glenn Stanford is the former CEO of the St. John’s IceCaps hockey team. (Mark Quinn/CBC)

And now hope that it will happen has been rejuvenated by a well-known Quebec sports journalist.

Many say no columnist is better connected to the Quebec league than RDS’s Stéphane Leroux, who recently wrote a blog post predicting St. John’s will have a Quebec Major Junior team by 2018.

Stephane Leroux is a sports journalist with the French television station RDS….

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