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Jets exploring move AHL team to new Thunder Bay arena; St. John’s in limbo

Mile One Centre

Though it’s not final, the Winnipeg Jets are planning to move their AHL franchise to a new Thunder Bay arena, leaving St. John’s officials wondering if they can snare another AHL team. Read More »

IceHogs welcome BMO Harris Bank Center renovations

BMO Harris Bank Center renovations

BMO Harris Bank Center renovations carried out this offseason should entertain fans of the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) used to a more Spartan atmosphere. Read More »

Task force to address new Milwaukee arena planning

milwaukeeauditorium

A task force charged with planning a new Milwaukee arena or an expansion of the current one is being formed by area business leaders. Read More »

New for 2013-2014: Utica Comets

Utica Comets

The old Comets are back, as local owners have purchased the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen and are relocating the team to Utica Memorial Auditorium. Read More »

Wild moving Houston Aeros to Des Moines

Saying they couldn’t come to an acceptable lease agreement with management of the Toyota Center, Minnesota Wild officials announced the transfer of the Houston Aeros (AHL) to Des Moines for the 2013-2014 season. Read More »

Nassau Coliseum future to be studied

Nassau Coliseum

Despite the impending loss of the New York Islanders (NHL), Nassau Coliseum could live on as a scaled-down, more modest facility. Read More »

Hersheypark Arena to be renovated

Historic Hersheypark Arena, the former home of the Hershey Bears (AHL) originally built by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey, will undergo renovations this fall. The $2.1-million project will address basic infrastructure issues, such as a roof replacement. Opening in 1936, the former Hershey Sports Arena hosted Hershey Bears (AHL) games through 2002, when the team moved to Giant Arena. In the ... Read More »

Franke: Hockey needs to be more like baseball

With the CHL in rough shape and the Fort Wayne Komets looking to move to the ECHL, owner Michael Franke says more structure is needed in minor-league hockey – with the NHL’s involvement. His solution is simple: there needs to be a more organized structure to minor-league hockey, mimicking the tiered structure used in Minor League Baseball, working closely with ... Read More »

Bradley Center: Out of date?

Besides playing in one of the NBA’s smallest markets, the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) face another huge challenge: Bradley Center may be at the end of its economic lifespan. Bradley Center, the successor to the MECCA, was a top-level NBA facility when it opened 24 years ago. With a decent capacity — 18,700 — and a good downtown location, the arena ... Read More »

Falcons extend lease, Blue Jackets affiliation

The Springfield Falcons (AHL) will be playing at MassMutual Center for two more years as a Columbus Blue Jackets affiliate, under two deals announced yesterday. The future of the Falcons has been an open question for months now. Majority Owner Charlie Pompea brought a measure of stability and enthusiasm to the program when he and his partners bought the team ... Read More »

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