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Reports have circulated on Twitter that the Brandon Wheat Kings have been sold.
National Hockey League reporter Jeff Marek wrote on Thursday evening that Western Hockey League board members have been notified the team has been sold by Wheat Kings owner Kelly McCrimmon, who is the current general manager of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.
A variety of rumours have swept Westman in recent weeks of a sale, but there has been no official word from McCrimmon or the potential buyer.
McCrimmon played with the club for two seasons from 1978 to 1980, and after playing at the University of Michigan and working in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, he joined the club as an assistant coach and marketing-sales manager for the Keystone centre for the 1988-89 season, and took over as general manager later that season.
Owner Bob Cornell sold McCrimmon one-third of the team in June 1993, and the other two-thirds in June 2001.
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