Can-Am League Approves Trois-Rivieres Franchise

PRESS RELEASE – Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff announced on Wednesday the addition of the Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) Aigles to the league for the 2013 season.

The team will play at 4,500-seat Stade Fernand-Bedard, constructed in 1939. The stadium formerly hosted the Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate in the Double-A Eastern League from 1971 to 1977, as well as professional clubs in the Provincial League and the original Canadian-American League in the 1940s and 1950s.

The ownership group for the Aigles (French for “Eagles”) includes former major-league pitcher Eric Gagne, as well as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, a native of Trois-Rivieres.

“We’re excited to add another Canadian market with a great baseball history,” Wolff said. “The excellent ownership group and strong support of the Trois-Rivieres community should make the Aigles a great success.”

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