Halifax Mooseheads Major Junior hockey team sold to Sam Simon

The Halifax Mooseheads, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, have been sold.

Bobby Smith announced the sale Tuesday morning in Halifax to American businessman Sam Simon.

Smith bought 64% of Mooseheads and became the majority owner of the team in 2003.

“You’re my favorite hockey fan,” Smith said at a press conference in downtown Halifax.

“We are very happy to be here,” said Simon. “This is not my team, it’s the community’s team, and I’ll be a good manager.”

As owners, Mooseheads won their first and only Memorial Cup championship in 2013.

According to Simon, Smith will remain close to Mooseheads and play an interim role for the foreseeable future.

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