LAVAL, Que. – The Canadiens will move their top farm team to a new rink near Montreal for the 2017-18 season.
The team said Monday that the American Hockey League board of governors has approved the relocation from St. John’s, N.L.
The 10,000-seat Place Bell arena is nearing completion in Laval.
As well as the main arena with NHL-size ice surface, the complex will have a community rinks and an international size rink.
The St. John’s IceCaps have been the Canadiens main affiliate since moving from Hamilton two years ago.