CPJHL announces new ownership group, formation of Greater Toronto Jaguars franchise

by Matt Mackinder

The Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that the Brampton Royals franchise under its current ownership will cease operations, effective immediately, due to ownership failing to meet the minimum requirements set forth by the league. 

Also effective immediately, the team has found a new ownership group that will take over and will rebrand the team as the Greater Toronto Jaguars. 

“The coach and the players are very happy for this new opportunity,” said CPJHL president Stephane Laveault. “We are excited to see junior hockey thrive again in Brampton.” 

The Jaguars are now working on a new rink deal for the team. Their home game originally scheduled for Saturday will be canceled, but the team will play both away games – Friday at Muskoka and Sunday at Smiths Falls.