LAREDO - As news of junior hockey coming to the Rio Grande Valley has spread, more hockey news has popped up out west. Investors tied to the NAHL also have an interest in placing a team in Laredo. North American Hockey League commissioner Mark Frankenfeld tells Channel 5 Sports he's aware of people engaged in talks with the market. From a geographical point-of-view, Frankenfeld says new teams in the Valley and Laredo would fit within the footprint of the NAHL. The south division currently has teams in the Texas towns of Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Odessa, Frisco, and Corpus Christi. Another NAHL member in Topeka, Kansas gives the south division a total of six teams.
I truly hope that this turns out to be happen. I only wonder if they will try to make the push for the 2012-2013 season and turn into re-runs of Port Huron season 1 or if they'll be smart and wait until 2013-2014. Logic and reason would say the latter, NAHL history suggests the former.