"We are excited to partner with Glenn Stanford and Danny Williams in the opportunity to once again return the American Hockey League to St. John's, NL with our new affiliation."
-- Craig Heisinger
The AHL's Board of Governors unanimously approved the relocation of the AHL franchise owned by True North Sports & Entertainment -- previously called the Manitoba Moose -- from Winnipeg to St. John's, N.L., for the 2011-12 season.
"The American Hockey League is excited to be returning to St. John's," AHL President and CEO David Andrews said in a press release. "The people of Newfoundland and Labrador showed tremendous support for our league in the past, and we're confident that passion will return to Mile One Centre this fall."
The city of St. John's hosted AHL hockey for 14 seasons from 1991-2005 as home of the St. John's Maple Leafs.