LNAH Approves Cornwall Franchise; Waiting for City Council Approval
Cornwall - Apr. 19, 2012 - Fans of the former Cornwall Comets will be happy if this rumour is true. En Beauce is reporting that local sport promoter Mitch Gagne has been successful in securing a franchise in the Ligue Nord Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) for the 2012-12 season.
The Cornwall Comets participated in the Quebec Senior AA Hockey League (LHSPAA) for two seasons from 2004 to 2006. The Comets won the league championship in their final year in front of a crowd of 4,000 fans at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
“In an interview with the SportMax to Cool-FM show Wednesday, the Commissioner of the LNAH Michel Godin, confirmed the rumour,” says EnBeauce.com.
The LNAH is seen as a league above the calibre of the LHSPAA. A local group tried unsucessfully in 2006 to land an LNAH team. The Quebec Senior league is renowned for its tough brand of hockey, with lots of fights. Time will tell if there will be a new Senior team in Cornwall next year.
Announcement by Mitch Gagne on Facebook:
Mitch R Gagne
Since so many of you have asked and I will make a statement now since the LNAH has confirmed it to a Quebec news paper/internet media. I worked on this for almost 6 months and the LNAH has accepted our group to join the LNAH in 2012-2013. With all respect to our Cornwall Colts who have a chance to win a Championship tonight and I wish them the best I preferred to keep things quiet. The City of Cornwall still has to approve our groups proposal and thats another reason I kept things quiet. If all goes well, then yes the City of Cornwall will have a high skilled hockey team to cheer on in the LNAH. Time will tell!!! Again Go Colts Go tonight and may Cornwall continue to be a great HOCKEY TOWN
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