The Lumberjacks are residing in Bridgewater.
The club, that'll today be known as the Southern Shore Lumberjacks, ended up being offered yesterday to regional businessman Larry Creaser. Creaser, a resident of nearby Chester, Nova Scotia, is president of Good Venture Fishing Co.
“i really couldn’t keep the notion of a group leaving the Southern Shore without trying, ” said Creaser in a job interview with all the Chronicle Herald’s Glenn MacDonald “Now develop town steps up around us.”
The MHL took control of the Lumberjacks franchise on November 15th after extended financial difficulties for previous owner Ken Petrie. Installing debts generated the team’s eviction from its house arena, the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center, prior to the league’s input. After that, the team has been grated usage of their home arena plus the MHL was indeed actively selling the team utilizing the preferred outcome being to keep it in Bridgewater. Throughout that time, a number of them, both local and from other aspects of the province, stepped ahead displaying an interest in buying the club
Conversations had been held amongst the league and Creaser, which also owns the main bantam Western Hurricanes, for the week leading up to this announcement.
This is basically the seventh season where Lumberjacks have actually called Bridgewater house. In 2008, the Halifax Lions made the go on to the South Shore following four season playing from the Metro area. Despite the fact that the group is still searching for its first successful season in Bridgewater, they've been nonetheless regarding upswing into the Eastlink Division standings. Creaser believes that future on ice success are going to be imperative to the groups viability in your community.
“Bridgewater is a great hockey city. They need a winner and additionally they just accept winners, ” Creaser stated.
League President Derryl Smith, who's gone on record repeatedly to stress his need to look at team stay and thrive in Bridgewater, is positive towards future regarding the team as well as the newly started commitment amongst the league and its own latest owner.
“in working with (Creaser) throughout the last a couple of weeks, it is almost like you’ve known him for some time, ” Smith stated in a job interview using Chronicle Herald on Thursday. “He’s simple to cope with it and honest and upright.”
Smith happens to be going to Bridgewater to complete the deal arranged by the league and Creaser. He and the remaining portion of the league manager wants to thank Ken Petrie for their time and participation both in the MHL in addition to Lumberjacks franchise.