MONTREAL, March 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Farrel Miller, owner, and
Mr. Martin Routhier, president, of the new Club de hockey junior de Montréal
are proud to reveal the logo, name and jersey of the new franchise of the
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), which will take the ice at the
Verdun Auditorium starting in 2008-2009. Players from the current version of
the Club de hockey junior de Montréal will be available at the press
conference to answer questions from the Montreal media.
The Club de hockey junior de Montréal has chosen burgundy and white as
its official colours. The logo consists simply of the city's name adorned with
a puck. The uniform's classic, clean lines are a throwback to vintage Montreal
teams. During today's unveiling, two players from the current team will take
the opportunity to wear the colours of the Club de hockey junior de Montréal.
Following an absence of five seasons, the next league campaign will see
the long-awaited return of the QMJHL to Montreal. "I am passionate about
hockey and I share the same vision as QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau. I'm
extremely pleased to be able to provide junior hockey for our fans in Greater
Montreal," stated Farrel Miller, owner of the Club de hockey junior de
Montréal. The franchise, which will be reborn at the Verdun Auditorium, has a
3-year agreement with the municipality. The Auditorium will be undergoing
major renovations in order to welcome the new team.
A competitive team as of year one
The Club de hockey junior de Montréal is built around a core of talented
young players including five who have been drafted and already belong to
National Hockey League (NHL) teams. "Our last few years at the draft have been
fruitful and we are very confident that we will be able to count on having a
competitive club next year. Our development years are behind us and at the
very least, we are now aiming for a playoff spot," stated Martin Routhier,
president of the Club de hockey junior de Montréal.
With a population base of 3.6 million people, Montreal was the logical
choice for a new franchise. "Hockey has a special place in the hearts of
Montrealers and we would like the Club de hockey junior de Montréal to find a
spot there too. We will be offering an exciting standard of play and we want
the fans to catch junior hockey fever in Montreal," added Mr. Routhier. In his
opinion, there is sufficient interest in hockey to support the new Montreal
franchise. "Season tickets are already on sale and we are inviting current and
future fans to purchase them now on our website at www.juniordemontreal.com,"
confirmed Martin Routhier.
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