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Fort McMurray Oil Barons find new home, on the same ice

PHOTO. Supplied. Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have a new home.

While the team will be playing on the same ice, the Casman Centre has changed its name to Centerfire Place.

Co-Founder of Centerfire, Levi Snow said that giving back to the community is an important part of the heavy equipment contractor’s business culture.

Neil Cheecham, co-founder and president of the company said that Centerfire Place will be a venue where the Oil Barons culture and continue.

“The Oil Barons and the culture they bring to this community – from the Dream Home raffle to competitive and entertaining hockey – highlight key attributes of the strength of our region and ability to come together,” 

Centerfire is based on the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation and services oilsands operators in the region with services like civil construction, vegetation control, site and facility maintenance as well as pipeline integrity programs.

While the name change marks a multi-year naming right partnership, Centerfire Place’s 1,533 seats will remain empty due to COVID-19, which has delayed the start of the 2020-21 AJHL regular season.

A public celebration will be held in the future.