Monday, June 21, 2010

Confirmed: Dallas Stars Training Camp to be in PEI

After weeks of some speculation and several trips to the Provence the last few months and with the help of a couple of emails that I got from a couple of hockey officials in PEI.

The Stars and the city of Charlottentown have reached a verbal agreement that the final details are being hammered out and an official announcement should be expected in the next week or two.

According to several sources which included the Dallas Stars Website called "Andrew's Dallas Stars" page and the Charlottentown Guardian Newspaper saying that it's pretty much a done deal.

For Dallas Stars & PEI Natives Brad Richards and Steve Ott should be really excited about this as they are PEI Residents and getting a rare chance to give hockey fans on the Island a chance to NHL Action, even for just a little while for the nations smallest provence.

"We hope to have some closure to this situation in another two or three weeks," Long said.

Also it was confirmed that the mayor of Charlottentown Clifford Lee and Long traveled to Dallas this winter for a five day meeting in Dallas to discuss the possibilities of coming to the Island sometime in September.

"We've been having conversations for over a year," Lee Said. "The city has been working with the Dallas org. for over a year now with a view to having the city of Charlottentown as a base for their training camp."

As for the location, unlike what I reported a couple of days ago. It will not be at the Charlottentown Civic Center as the PEI Rockets would have started their season already. Instead, it will be at the CARI Center which has two rinks, a gym, soccer fields and a trail where some cross training exercises would be held. The name of the Rink is called the Maclauchlan Arena.

Here's the Full article from the Charlottentown Guardian:

Cari Center:

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