Verdun Borough Expresses Confidence in Being Able to Once Again Welcome Junior Hockey to the Auditorium

    VERDUN, QC, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Verdun Borough Mayor Claude Trudel
hereby wishes to report on the progress of hopefully once again welcoming a
team from the Québec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) to the Verdun
    "Although an agreement in principle has been reached, negotiations are
still under way in order to be able to conclude an official agreement and
thereby be in a position to confirm the news, broadcast since yesterday, by
the Montréal media," stated Mayor Trudel.
    It is premature, at this point in time, to speculate on the type of
improvements or renovations that might be made to the present building in
order to meet the requirements of the future tenants. These aspects are part
of the discussions that are now taking place and in order not to say anything
that would prove detrimental to these negotiations, Mayor Trudel is refusing
to make any comments in this regard, until the final agreement has been
    Mayor Trudel nevertheless did mention that he would be pleased to welcome
a high-calibre hockey team to the Verdun Auditorium, a temple of amateur
hockey. "Verdun has always been considered a home of exceptional hockey and we
hope hockey fans will have a chance to relive wonderful moments of this
sport," added the Mayor.

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For further information: Francine Morin, Responsable du protocole et des
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