TORONTO, April 1, 2015 / CNW
MLSE is pleased to announce the Air Canada Centre will now be under Toronto Sport & Social Club’s jurisdiction as of April 1, 2015.
The company says this move comes at a time when sales are low and spirits are even lower.
“We needed a change and TSSC needed a downtown location for their Floor Hockey leagues. This couldn’t have been a better fit,” says MLSE spokesperson.
Effective immediately, the Leafs will pull out of their current season for “personal reasons” and TSSC will move in their Floor Hockey leagues full time. TSSC confirms the Raptors will be permitted to carry out the season for “obvious playoff reasons.”
“We can’t be more excited,” said TSSC owner Kristi Herold. “This is a great opportunity to show Toronto that we still have hockey talent in the city. We are prepped and ready to give the ACC the breath of fresh air it’s been needing.”
TSSC’s first game at their new location will be tonight, April 1st, when the Moose Knuckles take on the Maulers in semi-final action. Rogers has agreed to broadcast the game, with floor hockey ball drop at 7:15pm.
“We expect this to have only positive results on our viewership,” says Rogers spokesperson. “Nobody was going to watch the Leafs/Sabres game tonight anyway.”
The Leafs also seem pleased with the switch-up.
“I actually asked Moose Knuckles if I could sub in for them tonight,” said one Leafs Defensemen who preferred to be anonymous, “But the team told me I wasn’t eligible for playoffs because I haven’t played in their regular season. Maybe I’ll try out next year.
With or without the pros, MLSE is expecting big things from the ACC moving forward.