The future of the Elliot Lake Wildcats of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is murky in the aftermath of a City Council meeting from Monday.
At that meeting, City of Elliot Lake chief administrative officer Daniel Gagnon issued a news release indicating that the city-owned, 50-year old Centennial Arena “has been deemed structurally unsafe and will remain closed, likely for good.”
Centennial Arena served as the home rink for Elliot Lake’s NOJHL franchise.
Major problems with the facility first came to light during the latter portion of the 2018-2019 hockey season when Centennial Arena was closed and the Wildcats were forced to play their home games in nearby Blind River.
Blind River is also home to an NOJHL team, the Beavers.