Serge Savard is involved with Trois-Rivieres' bid to return to the QMJHL (Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press)A Hockey Hall of Famer now sits on the side of Réal Breton and the Trois-Rivières’ prospective ownership group, and the Shawinigan Cataractes continue to ignore it and have their fingers in their ears singing camp songs.
The Trois-Rivières group is hoping they will all sing Kumbaya when the time comes, though right now would seem unlikely.
Montreal Canadiens legend Serge Savard, a recent former owner of the P.E.I. Rocket, said on Monday that, so long as a new arena is built in the city, Trois-Rivières is an obvious choice for a QMJHL team, expansion or otherwise.
“Other than Shawinigan, there are no other new arenas in Quebec,” Savard said. “How can the league pass up a new arena that seats 5,000?
“There are steps in place that have to be worked out. There must be a new arena, and they must negotiate for the territorial rights with [the] Shawinigan [Cataractes].
“If they can do that, there’s no way the league can ignore the Trois-Rivières market.”Read More »from Serge Savard says QMJHL can’t ignore Trois-Rivieres if it builds an arena; Cataractes sure hope they can