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Kelly McCrimmon sells Wheat Kings to J&G group of companies

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: September 8, 2020 14:16

Decision to sell was an emotional one for McCrimmon

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For the first time in close to 20 years the Brandon Wheat Kings will have a new owner. 

Longtime Owner and Governor Kelly McCrimmon has announced that the Western Hockey League club has been sold to the J&G Group of Companies.

The transfer of ownership for the Brandon Wheat Kings was unanimously approved by the WHL Board of Governors last week and the franchise will officially change hands on September 15th.

McCrimmon, who has been the sole owner of the franchise for the past two decades, says the decision to sell was a difficult one, and admitted the decision was an emotional one but is happy to be turning the club over to a strong, local leader in Jared Jacobson of the J&G Group of Companies. 

The J&G Group is led by President and CEO Jared Jacobson, who is born and raised in Brandon. Jared has been actively involved in the Jacobson & Greiner third generation family business from an early age. 

Through Jared's leadership, determination and vision, the organization has seen spectacular growth, expanding to 32 companies, encompassing all areas of construction.

J&G has been a valuable partner and supporter of the Wheat Kings and the WHL for many years and Jacobson looks forward to what the future holds for the hockey club.

Jacobson will officially assume the role of Owner and Governor of the Hockey Club next week. McCrimmon will be staying on with the team as Alternate Governor. 

The full article can be found on the link below.

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