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Winnipeg statement on Rick Dudley

Sunday, 06.05.2011 / 2:35 PM / Winnipeg NHL Franchise

By True North Sports and Entertainment

True North Sports & Entertainment issued the following statement with regards to the status of Mr. Rick Dudley and the General Manager's position of the new National Hockey League franchise in Winnipeg:

"After meeting with Rick Dudley this week, we have decided to go in another direction with the position of General Manager of our team," said Mark Chipman, Chairman of the Board, True North Sports & Entertainment. "We informed Rick of our decision late yesterday afternoon, and thanked him for his work in building a foundation and future for this team. We will have no further comment on any personnel matters at this time."

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