Re-Edited: With the Tigers Reponse
The City served the Medicine Hat Tigers an eviction notice today. They have repeated numerous times on their facebook page that this is not an April Fool's Joke.
A quote from the article above
Right before training camp started in August, a temporary access agreement was signed by SMG and the team. The city says over the course of the season, that agreement was renewed 11 times, with the last such agreement expiring March 24. Clugston says they hoped there would be a last minute deal, but the majority of council is on board with this decision.
The Medicine Hat Tigers Response
The financial terms of the agreement were settled in June 2015; however the City of Medicine Hat and SMG have been continually looking to claw back what was originally agreed upon. The Medicine Hat Tigers have been dealing with SMG almost daily for months to finalize this deal. On a conference call last week both parties agreed to the final issues. The Tigers then signed the contract on March 24th, 2016 believing the matter was concluded. However, once again the City and SMG decided to make changes and not to honor what was agreed to earlier that week, a trend that has become too common in these negotiations.
Although the team is not obligated to do so, in a gesture of good faith, the Tigers have paid their rent at the Canalta Centre earlier this season. Meanwhile all revenues that are owed to the team have not been paid by SMG.
So It appears the WHL has been working with both sides and an agreement is still not in place. Previous comments on this blog have stated one of the biggest disagreements causing an issue is: Who pays for the dressing rooms? It is a significant chunk of change.
The Tigers position says they have had agreements, but the agreements have been changed multiple times at the last minute.
I find it hard to beleive that if your talking everyday to each other, that each side still has communication issues. Sounds fishy from both sides...
Nick Schneider made his pro debut yesterday night with the Stockton Heat of the AHL. Starter Kevin Poulin had an injury and the flames decided to go with the young 18yr old callup.
Here is the Game Boxscore
Here is his aftergame interview
Schneider was listed as the Games 3rd star, stopping 34 of 37 shots in a 4-2 Loss to the San Diego Gulls. The gulls have a .600 winning percentage, while Stockton dropped down to .500.
Shinkaruk scored his first goal in the NHL. He deflected a puck into the net. The Flames lost 8-3. Here is the video