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New for 2011: Ford Center

The new downtown Evansville arena officially has a name — Ford Center – and a lead pro-sports tenant after the Evansville IceMen (CHL) come to terms on a new lease after some amazingly contentious negotiations. The naming-rights deal, announced today by arena manager VenuWorks, is a 10-year deal worth $4.2 million. In additional to the […]

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Mudbugs on fence as CHL preps for 2011-2012

It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Central Hockey League, and as officials prep for this weekend’s league meetings, the lineup for the 2011-2012 season remains in flux, as Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs ownership decides whether to return. The issue for the Bossier-Shreveport owners: money. The team’s been running at a loss — approximately $1.5 million over […]

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Colorado to ECHL; Victoria to WHL

The Colorado Eagles are jumping from the Central Hockey League to the ECHL for the 2011-2012 season, dealing another blow to the beleaguered circuit; meanwhile, the owners of the Victoria Salmon Kings bought the assets of the Chilliwack Bruins and will field a Victoria team in that league. The Eagles were perennially one of the […]

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