When I visited Belleville during the week of Thanksgiving, I spoke to many residents around the area about the Senators. While there was a palpable amount of excitement and an incredible level of support after the big announcement, there was also a lot of questions and some things that were not entirely clear to hockey fans in Quinte. In this post I hope to answer some of the most common questions I've been asked, as well as respond to some of the comments that I have seen online, and debunk some myths that surround the team.
Eighteen months ago, on a cold, spring night, hockey died in Belleville. 534 days later it was announced that it will be revived next year.
It was shortly after 9:00PM on April 2nd, 2015, that the Belleville Bulls - a franchise with 34 years of history in the Quinte area, ceased to exist.
At the final buzzer, all 3,194 people who filled the green plastic seats of the Yardmen Arena, felt like they just lost a friend.
This is a collection of previous writing projects I have done. Posts are sorted by date added, and are consolidated onto one page. Each new post is marked by a purple heading.