Edmonton going after Tournament Capital title

By Chad Harris
February 17, 2016 - 11:02am Updated: February 17, 2016 - 11:47am

KAMLOOPS — It appears the so-called City of Champions is trying to grab a piece of the action from Kamloops.

The owner's of Edmonton's Rexall Place - Northlands - unveiled a redevelopment plan for the arena today.

The Oilers plan to vacate the premises for new digs after the current NHL season ends.

Northlands CEO Tim Reid revealed plans to turn the arena into a multi-level facility that would house a half-dozen ice sheets to be used by minor hockey and community programs.

It's that last phrase that caught the attention of Kamloops officials, including Mayor Peter Milobar who sounded off on Twitter.

"My tweet was more a fun response I guess, I know what they're thinking in terms of just trying to frame up their language around it, certainly it's an exciting project for redevelopment of an old arena," Milobar told CFJC Today. "I wouldn't read too much into it, but also wanted to make sure they don't go too far down the road thinking they can rebrand themself."

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