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LIVE: What do you think about the Belleville Bulls sale?

By Sean McIntosh [1] and Mark Hodgins [2]

BELLEVILLE – The Belleville Bulls [3] will leave the city after this season.

On Thursday, it was announced the  Bulls were sold and are moving to Hamilton [4], and QNet News wants to hear what you have to say about it.

Join QNet News at  7 p.m. on Monday, March 16 for a live discussion about the impact on the economy, the community, and the city as a whole, that comes with the departure of the Bulls.

Gord Simmonds,  who had been the Bulls majority owner for 10 years, said in a Feb. 2014, would consider moving the team had the Yardmen Arena [5] not received upgrades.

The  team’s new owner, Michael Andlauer, was the owner of the Hamilton Bulldogs, of the American Hockey League At the same time of the announcement for the sale of the Belleville Bulls, Andlauer revealed in a press conference that the Bulldogs will be relocating to St. John’s next season.

Upon the announcement of relocation, the Bulls released an official statement [6] confirming the team’s departure from the city.

The Bulls have been a part of Belleville for more than 30 years and have produced dozens [7] of NHL players during that time.