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Junior hockey informational meeting is Sunday

There will be an informational meeting held at 4 p.m. Sunday regarding the possible placement of a junior hockey franchise in Duluth for the 2010-11 season. The meeting will be held at the Iron Clyde Restaurant, which is adjacent to the Duluth He...

There will be an informational meeting held at 4 p.m. Sunday regarding the possible placement of a junior hockey franchise in Duluth for the 2010-11 season. The meeting will be held at the Iron Clyde Restaurant, which is adjacent to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center (120 North 30th Avenue West, Duluth), the facility that would serve as the home ice for the new junior franchise.

"It is my hope that we will have a good turnout for this meeting," said Butch Williams, a Duluth-native and former NHL player who is leading the charge to put the team in his hometown. "In the last year I had the opportunity to see a lot of junior hockey in different leagues and I think we have a real market to host a successful team in Duluth and make it a long-standing tenant in the business community.

"I invite coaches, players and members of the public to attend this meeting. My hope is to get a lot of people here, generate a buzz in the community, and hit the ground running with this program very shortly."

The team would be a member of the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL), a Tier II junior league based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The league is a member of and is governed by Hockey Canada, the Canadian equivalent of USA Hockey.

Ron Whitehead, the commissioner of the SIJHL, will be in attendance at the meeting.

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"It's a great chance for people to get out and see what we're all about. We know that there will be a lot of questions about what we're trying to do, but we will have all the people necessary to answer those questions," Williams said. "People will leave with a clear understanding of what our goals are and how we plan to go about our business."

For more information, contact Williams at (218) 590-3632.

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