IceCaps stick with True North
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets aren't trading away their farm team any time soon.
St. John's IceCaps president Danny Williams announced Monday morning that the agreement with True North has been extended for a fourth season.
In their first year, the team reached the Eastern Conference final and sold out all 46 home games at Mile One Centre.
“It is hard to believe that it has been one year since we announced the return of professional hockey to the province,” Williams said after that first season wrapped up. “We worked under tremendously tight timelines as we brought the IceCaps from conception to that first game at Mile One. But thanks to an outstanding team behind the scenes, incredible fans and corporate partners, our first year proved to be an enormous success.
“And of course, a huge part of that success was due to the players themselves and our coaches who gave 110%. I could not be more thrilled with our first season. We look forward to even bigger and better things in year two," Williams said.
The Jets have re-signed several IceCaps players, including Paul Postma (who could move to Winnipeg instead), Ben Maxwell, Derek Meech, Jason King and goaltender Mark Dekanich.