AHL's Moose moving to Newfoundland

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ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- The Manitoba Moose are moving to Newfoundland.

The American Hockey League's board of governors announced Friday it has approved the franchise's move from Winnipeg to St. John's.

The AHL club was forced to leave Winnipeg after True North Sports and Entertainment purchased the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers late last month. True North is moving them to Manitoba's capital.

True North also owns the Moose.

The St. John's club will serve as the AHL affiliate for the Winnipeg franchise.