I hate to report the exit of the only Canadian team in the ECHL and the second pro sports team to leave Victoria (first was our GBL Seals) but I can see the writing on the arena wall.
Here are the facts:
- Darren Parker has joined the Salmon Kings front office (he has loads of baseball and hockey experience) & hint hint, Regina Pats WHL links
- Salmon Kings have just not been able to get fans out to the rink, my guess is 2,000 per game
- WHL Chilliwack Bruins have been sold and the new owners want to move the team to Victoria
Here is where the writing gets a bit cloudy. My guess is the Salmon Kings will fold/move after the playoffs and a WHL team will come to Victoria.
More to follow as it all unfolds.