04/07/2016 11:03 EDT | Updated 04/08/2017 01:12 EDT

WHL Tigers announce arena lease deal minutes before eviction deadline

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The WHL Medicine Hat Tigers have signed a multi-year deal with the arena that they play at.

The hockey team announced it had reached a deal with the operators of Canalta Centre within an hour of an eviction deadline set for noon Thursday.

Canalta Centre general manager Peter Jelenski said in a press release that they are pleased to have the Tigers organization as a long-term tenant moving forward.

Jelenski added the lease will meet everyone's needs and will be mutually beneficial.

Team officials are crediting the assistance of the WHL as being instrumental in moving negotiations forward.

No details about the lease, including the length of the deal, have been released.

The city served the team with an eviction notice last Thursday because of the lack of a long-term lease.