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Daily Dish II: Chicago Shakedown Junior Hockey News

Published: Thursday, 7 Apr 2011  
By: Stephen Heisler,

The North American Hockey League's Chicago Hitmen announced that Brent Agrusa has replaced Steve Pronger as head coach of the NAHL team today.


Now here is the rest of the story.


Mark Hammersmith has been shopping the NAHL franchise to prospective investors for the last month with little success. Pronger has even got in on the act, reaching out to former associates from all across the hockey world, and asking for capital to help operate the Hitmen.


Pronger was let go yesterday and an investment group, led by Brent Agrusa, transferred just under $100,000 to Hammersmith this morning, according to sources within the organization.


Is this where the NAHL is coming to now, where jobs are now for sale? Personally, I like the concept, what a way to take a bite out of the bottom line.


Why stop there? Would be great to get the bus driver to fork over some cash for the right to sit in the left seat of the bus. Everybody loves the Zamboni, for $25,000, you too could cut the ice.


We are sure that the NAHL Board of Governors will have a field day with Hammersmith at the next meeting.


Sure wish I could be a fly on that wall.



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Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with the Heisler Group. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.

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