Port aux Basques mayor supports AHL team

Support for a Newfoundland AHL team is coming from interesting places. Port aux Basques Mayor Brian Button said on VOCM Open Line that the franchise would be good for tourism and an employment generator, not just for the capital city, but for the entire province. Meanwhile, former Premier Danny Williams continues to scramble to strike the deal. Williams and former St. John’s Maple Leafs director of operations Glenn Stanford have been negotiating with True North for weeks, hoping to relocate the Manitoba Moose to St. John’s where that team would become the farm club to the new NHL team. Williams believes in the economic spinoff for St. John’s and, by extension, the province. With near half of the province’s population within reasonable driving distance to Mile One for a game, where is the Province’s helping hand this time?

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