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NHL NEWS & NOTES: EDMONTON GROUP SHOULD ANNOUNCE BID TODAY
Published September 17, 1997
An Edmonton group "is expected" to announce sometime today its intentions to buy the NHL Oilers, according to Ric Dolphin of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. The group is led by Cathy Allard Roozen, who is part owner of Vancouver-based WIC TV; and Bruce Saville, a computer entrepreneur. The JOURNAL's Dolphin reports that the two are worth "in excess" of C$300M between them (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 9/17). SALES UPDATE: Senators President & CEO Roy Mlakar said that the team is "approaching" the 9,400 mark for season- ticket sales, 1,300 more than the team sold last year. He said the goal is to have 10,000 season-ticket holders by the start of the season and 12,000 by the start of the '98-99 season (OTTAWA SUN, 9/17)....Canadiens GM Rejean Houle: "We've sold about 15,000 season tickets, which is where we were last season. We're working on our group sales and various packages now" (Montreal GAZETTE, 9/17).