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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

KOOTENAY ICE SOLD


CRANBROOK, BC - Jeff Chynoweth, President and General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Chynoweth family, owners of the Edmonton and Kootenay ICE franchise since 1995, have entered into an agreement to sell the WHL team to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell. The transfer of ownership of the franchise is conditional upon the approval of the WHL Board of Governors. The WHL has scheduled a special in-person meeting on April 27 to review the new ownership application.

Matt Cockell, who will be relocating his family to Cranbrook, plans to take over the role of President and General Manager and will be responsible for all business and hockey operations of the Club. The new ownership group looks forward to a fresh start for the team and the City of Cranbrook. "Our family is looking forward to becoming an active community member, and we are excited to engage directly with some of the greatest fans in the entire Western Hockey League," continued Cockell.

There will be no further comment on this matter until formal approval is granted by the WHL Board of Governors.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to see Blades sold and moving, but guess Kootenay beat them to it.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but the best of luck to the new owner.

Anonymous said...

THE whl HAS A CONDITION THAT THE BLADES CAN BE SOLD BUT NEVER MOVED

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon... you're up next!

Anonymous said...

Blades should be moved out to Blackstrap and play on the Lake. This has gone on too far having a team like they have, year after year. The owner from Edmonton believes he will turn it around and I believe by the time he accomplishes that I will be to Damn Old to go and watch them. Another Pitiful Year in Saskatoon.

Anonymous said...

Blades will not be sold, get over it.

Anonymous said...

They are not moving.

Anonymous said...

Who are all these "Know it All's that say the Blades will not be moving ? Do you have an inside track on this information and if so where the Hell did you get it ? Now please speak up.

Anonymous said...

i think the ice will be moving to somewhere in Manitoba in a few years. mark my words.

Anonymous said...

Get these blades out of lacrosse town asap