OHL's London Knights may return to Clinton for exhibition game
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League may be returning to Huron County later this year to play another exhibition game in Clinton at the Central Huron Community Complex.
Central Huron Councillor Dan Colquhoun raised the issue on Monday night at council’s first regular meeting of the month, saying someone had reached out and told him that the organization would be interested in returning to the area if Clinton would be a willing host.
The Knights have been in Huron County before, playing exhibition games in Clinton and hosting an open practice in Blyth.
Colquhoun said the organization expressed interest in playing a game in Clinton in either late August or early September.
Facilities Manager Steve Duizer said from an ice quality perspective, September would be preferable to August, speculating that the centre would not be able to provide ice of a high enough quality to host the game in late August, noting that previous Knights engagements in Clinton had been hosted on Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, respectively, in previous years.
Mayor Jim Ginn didn’t take an official vote, but gauged the interest of council and told Colquhoun and Duizer that council was “good with it” and that hosting a hockey game of that calibre again would be a real positive for the community.
Duizer said he would follow up with the organization to begin the planning process.