To say I am upset by the announcement of the return of the WHL to Victoria is an understatement.
Some of us are devoted Salmon Kings fans and would have preferred to keep the team here.
In late April we learned RG Properties rejected the idea of moving the Manitoba Moose to Victoria. I much prefer the professional game — and am a great fan of the minor leagues. Some of the players earn their way to the NHL.
I am still mad that we lost the Victoria Maple Leafs when Toronto moved the team to Phoenix — just a year after a championship season (1965-66).
I did support the Victoria Cougars junior team for years but when they were sold and moved to Prince George, I decided that was it for junior hockey. What makes people think it will be any different now? Victoria fans are generally very fickle and only support a winning franchise.
I hope the Salmon Kings keep winning and embarrass their owners. Too bad a hockey decision comes down to the almighty dollar.