FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Glasgow, N.S. (January 12, 2019) – The Maritime Hockey League (MHL) would like to formally announce the sale of the Pictou County Weeks Jr. ‘A’ Crushers to the team’s new owners, Bruce Ryan and Scott Burden.
The Weeks Hockey Organization has owned the team since its inception 16 years ago, but the board of directors feel that change will bring fresh ideas and excitement for the team and community. “We have been discretely looking for a buyer for quite some time, but were adamant the team stay in Pictou County,” said Team President, Wade Sullivan.
Ryan, originally from Mulgrave, N.S. but now living in Corner Brook, N.L., and Burden, originally from Corner Brook but now living in Halifax, are excited to be part of the MHL. “We are wholeheartedly committed to the team and its success in the community. Pictou County is a very proud hockey region. I’m sure the community feels a sense of ownership with the team, and we’d like that to continue,” says Burden.
The Weeks’ family have committed to remain as the team’s named sponsor, and the new owners have agreed to keep the Jr. ‘A’ Weeks Crushers in Pictou County foreseeable future.
MHL Board Chairman Dave Ritcey added, “The Weeks Hockey Organization were a valued member of this league for many years and we are disappointed that they are moving on, but are looking forward to seeing where the new owners will take the team and are very pleased that the Weeks Crushers are going to stay in Pictou County.”
The Jr. ‘A’ team will remain under the Weeks Hockey Organization’s ownership until the end of the season, at which time Burden and Ryan will take over.
Director of Communications
Maritime Hockey League
President, Pictou County Weeks Crushers