Maineiacs president says the plan is to stay in Lewiston

7:20 PM, Jan 25, 2011   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This weekend is the deadline for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams to announce any plans to move cities, and the Lewiston Maineiacs president Bill Schurman says the team expects to stay in Lewiston.

Despite securing a playoff spot, the Maineiacs are losing money for an 8th straight season. And the mayor of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island sparked new rumors in a newspaper interview that the Maineacs were moving to his city. But Schurman says he is doing everything he can to make things work in Maine.

He acknowledges that his owner is taking phone calls from those interested in either buying the team or enticing the team to leave the city, but that is only because right now, the team needs to sell 1000 more tickets per game to break even.

The Maineiacs have a home game this Friday night at 7.




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