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Raleigh Mayor Chasing the Puck

Posted September 20, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A national sports team may soon be skating in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Mayor Tom Fetzer announced plans Thursday to attract a National Hockey League team, though the area will compete with Atlanta, Oklahoma City and Nashville, among others, for the franchise.

The NHL is expected to make a decision by mid-December, and Raleigh's mission is to find a buyer by that time.

A new hockey team would play in the proposed Sports and Entertainment Complex in Raleigh