On behalf of its owners and operating members, the George Street Association is excited to learn of the Winnipeg Jets announcement to extend their AHL franchise agreement with the St. John’s IceCaps for an additional hockey season.
“Having the IceCaps play out of Mile One Centre and its close proximity to our legendary cobblestone street has been a tremendous economic stimulant for each of our individual businesses”, commented GSA Executive Director Seamus O’Keefe. The additional traffic generated by having home games in the downtown core has aided our businesses in a number of manners, including extra shifts for our employees, many who are students funding their education and for our suppliers and artists who are additional benefactors and vested stakeholders. These acknowledged increases in business activity are directly attributable to the IceCaps and often come on weekdays during the traditional slower periods of our Newfoundland winters.
The GSA supports the recent City of St. John’s decision enabling our IceCaps to continue to be a part of our community.