In the run­ning

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Que­becor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) has en­tered the run­ning for an NHL ex­pan­sion team. The media com­pany wrote on its Twit­ter ac­count it sub­mit­ted its “can­di­dacy for the NHL ex­pan­sion process in or­der to bring the Nordiques back to Que­bec City.” The NHL an­nounced last month it was open­ing the for­mal ex­pan­sion process. The ap­pli­ca­tion process be­gan July 6, with the first stage last­ing un­til Mon­day. Each ex­pan­sion bid costs US$10 mil­lion. Deputy com­mis­sioner Bill Daly con­firmed a por­tion of that is non-re­fund­able, re­port­edly $2 mil­lion. Que­bec City has not had an NHL team since the Nordiques left for Den­ver and be­came the Colorado Avalanche in 1995. Que­becor owns the new 18,259-ca­pac­ity Videotron Arena in Que­bec City. It’s among sev­eral groups that has ex­pressed in­ter­est in an ex­pan­sion fran­chise, along with Las Ve­gas, Seat­tle and oth­ers.

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