After being officially informed by Perani Arena officials that the arena management is committed to a lease signed with a new NAHL team, the IHL has given up efforts to place a team there for next season. Meanwhile, Kinney Entertainment announces it will fold the Port Huron IceHawks. The picture of what a merged CHL/IHL […]
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The week that was: June 12
Here are the most popular stories in the past week on Arena Digest, as measured in page views. In general, it was a week where the new ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes and the proposed merger between the CHL and the IHL dominated the news. Hold your horses: CHL/IHL merger hitting obstacles Bettman: Oh, Canada? […]
Generals to submit financial information to arena management
Fint Generals owner Brandon Bordeaux has been asked to submit detailed financial information about his team in anticipation of a new Perani Arena lease. Bordeaux told the local newspaper he didn’t see any problems submitting detailed information to Stanford Insurance Co., owner of the arena after a foreclosure. Of course, some of the financial information […]
Quad City Mallards on the move?
Team owner Chris Lencheski is looking at a landing place for his Quad City Mallards next season, as a move to a different minor league could be in the works — and a Mallards move could send some shock waves through the existing league structures. We’re expecting movement by teams among the lower tier of […]
Will Generals make a play to stay in Flint?
A group of potential buyers for the Flint Generals (IHL) met with Perani Arena officials and toured the facility, leading some to wonder whether the IHL will make a play to stay in Flint despite a lease already signed for the arena by a NAHL team. Â The buyers are from Indiana, and it’s not […]
New for 2010-2011: The Michigan Warriors
Flint’s new team in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) will be the Michigan Warriors, as the relocated Muskegon Rangers prepare to play at the Perani Arena and Event Center, replacing the IHL’s Flint Generals as the lead tenant in the facility. “Flint has been a potential NAHL market for many years, and we’re very […]
NAHL in, IHL out in Flint?
A group wants to bring an NAHL team to Flint’s Perani Arena, but the IHL, which has stepped in to finance the franchise, says it won’t give up the market without a fight. There’s a long tradition of pro hockey in Flint; the Generals and its predecessors have been around for 40 years. But that […]