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Alaska Avalanche Set for Move to Johnstown, PA - Junior Hockey News
Published: Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012
Sources within the North American Hockey League are confirming rumors out of Alaska that the Avalanche are set to move to Johnstown, PA.
On Monday the NAHL's Board of Governors protected the Avalanche roster to give the transaction additional time to complete. The NAHL board is expected approve the move along with the change in the ownership structure.
Once that procedure is complete, the league will present the move to USA Hockey's Junior Council where little to no resistance is expected.
The Avalanche have struggled financially in Alaska and drew just over 100 fans to Saturday's game five play-off battle against Wenatchee. Johnstown is excited about their new team and the Avalanche roster will be warmly embraced.
Both Alaska and Johnstown officials are reserving comment at this time, pending the completion of the approval process.
posted Apr. 17th, 2012 - 4:41pm
Alex Hyde says:
Any word on what this means for the St. Louis Bandits? Has anyone heard how this will effect their ownership changes.
What division will Johnstown play in? North perhaps?
Thats great for the Nahl. I am getting excited to see the Soo Eagles play in this league, this is great quality hockey
It is going to be a long bus ride from the Soo to Western PA.
So is St. Louis the only team that needs to find new ownership or will they just fold?
Any more on Alaska to Johnstown?
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