I say Boycott the Cornwall Colts Until the River King Issue Is Resolved. Play Nice or Don’t Play at All by Jamie Gilcig

I say Boycott the Cornwall Colts Until the River King Issue Is Resolved. Play Nice or Don’t Play at All by Jamie Gilcig

jg2CFN –  I love Hockey.   I’ve worked in hockey.   I traveled with the Old Timer’s Legends teams; Marty Brodeur, the greatest goalie to ever play in the NHL did his first Autograph Signing session for my company.  I’ve created Hockey cards!  I’ve seen things.

I don’t get why two very different teams can’t share one building that needs to be used.  Surely there is enough ice to go around?   What would Don Cherry say?

While it’s difficult to make events work at the best of times what’s happening in Cornwall right now is not the right message we want to send to young people.

That message being that people simply can’t work together in this city.     The Civic Complex is a publicly owned facility.    It needs to recoup revenue, but it also needs to serve the community.

With the reports that Mayor Bob Kilger gave a three year deal to the Colts knowing that the River Kings would need some of those boards and ad dollars to survive this surely sends a horrible message to our community and to businesses that might consider trying to start in Cornwall which already finishes at the bottom of most registers of ability for Entrepreneurship.

Today the mayor and his staff were nowhere to be found.  No city councilors voicing out.  Nobody from Economic Development making a statement.

Silence.  The sticking of the collective head in the sand.

While the River Kings might have issues owner Bernie Villeneuve put his and his partners money on the line.    They still wanted to do so; but are artificially and what some might consider pettily destroyed.

It makes this writer never want to darken a Colts game until this is remedied and never if the Kings are allowed to die because of backroom Rink dealings.

What do you think Cornwall?  Will you boycott the Colts until this is resolved fairly?

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