2005/06 we traded for Mika Noronen, I was sure he was going to be a solid back-up and even push for the starters roll (He was a 1st round pick) HA! how wrong I was...... 4 games played with Van.... 3.52 GAA and .870 sv%. Yikes, never played in the NHL after that....
One of the many reasons the Chilliwack Bruins failed. Porter (sp?) was an absolute moron. I live in Chilliwack and am very confident a team could do well here with the proper ownership and marketing team. (when the Bruins were here you hardly ever knew there was a game.... and most season ticket holders were seniors so the organization catered to them and frowned upon excess noise......) Maybe I'm a little bias because I am from Chilliwack but its a fast growing community with a great rink. The WHL ripped our team away after minority owners offered almost double what the team was worth just so they could get the team in Victoria. I hope someday we get another team.