Kimberley Dynamiters Yet to Receive Significant $7.5 Million Commitment Made in October

Mike Gould (second from left) at the Kimberley Dynamiters home game October 13, 2017 for the announcement of his $7.5 million commitment to support hockey in Kimberley (Courtesy: Jonathon Righton / Right-On Photography)

The Kimberley Dynamiters and Kimberley Minor Hockey said they have yet to receive the $7.5 million commitment promised by a local supporter last month.

Mike Gould had committed to give the KIJHL team and Kimberley Minor Hockey $7.5 million at the Dynamiters October 13, 2017, home game at the Kimberley Civic Centre against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

When the commitment was first announced, James Leroux, Kimberley Dynamiters President, told Summit 107 that Gould had wanted the team to use the money for a bus and to help manage the funds to make minor hockey in Kimberley more accessible for younger players.

Now a month after the initial commitment, and yet to receive the $7.5 million, the Kimberley Board of Directors released an official statement.

"The Kimberley Dynamiters would like to provide an update on the commitment from Mr. Gould. 

The commitment promised to the Kimberley Dynamiters and Kimberley Minor Hockey has not been received. 

The organization believes that the completion of the season is the main priority and efforts will be dedicated to that purpose.

We thank all of the Dynamiter fans and the wider community for their interest and continued support."

The Kimberley Dynamiters Board of Directors said this will be the team's only statement on the matter and that if there are any future developments, they will provide another update at that time.

Summit 107 has attempted to reach out to Mike Gould for comment, but interview inquiries have not been returned.

- Bradley Jones

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