1) Nanaimo currently doesn't have a large enough stadium to support a WHL team and after taking alot of political heat for spending $ to build a conference centre Council may not want to chip in on a Stadium.
2) The WHL has said they don't want to expand so this would need to be a relocation
3) The local BCHL team, the Nanaimo Clippers, will likely fight this unless they can get a stake in the new team. Given that Kelly Hrudey is part owner of the Clippers they certainitly have the money and influence to wrangle a WHL team.
Nanaimo locals would you support a WHL team if it came to Nanaimo? It would be great to see a Royals vs. Nanaimo game right here at home.Edit- link to articlehttp://www2.canada.c...db-04705a06e589
Edited by Langdon Algur, 25 April 2013 - 11:59 AM.