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Keeping Bulls in Belleville was ‘untenable,’ team’s owner says

BELLEVILLE – After 34 seasons in the city, the OHL Belleville Bulls are moving to Hamilton.

QNet News sports reporter Adam Bradshaw spoke with the team’s owner, Gord Simmonds, Thursday night at the Yardmen Arena.

Simmonds said keeping the Bulls in Belleville was “untenable” and talks with the city to come up with funding for a new, bigger arena were unsuccessful. The Yardmen Arena is one of the smallest in the Ontario Hockey League.

Simmonds said he informed players of the decision at Thursday’s practice.

Simmonds, the team’s majority owner for 10 years, will remain as a minority owner after the team moves to Hamilton.

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