Sources attending USA Hockey's Winter Meeting in Orlando, and Wenatchee Wild head coach Bliss Littler. have confirmed that the North American Hockey League team has won USA
Hockey's approval to move from the NAHL to the British Columbia Hockey League.
The BCHL will need to get approval from Hockey Canada but
sources indicate that is just a formality.
"The BCHL makes a lot more sense for Wenatchee," one of the
league commissioners that sits on the Junior Council told us Saturday. "Diesel
is much cheaper than jet fuel."
Wild president Bill Stewart and Littler were
both in Orlando to make the presentation and are expected back in Wenatchee
tonight for the Wild's second game of the weekend against the Fresno Monsters.
"I just told my wife we don't have to move," Littler said on
Saturday. "It's too bad that the NAHL has not been able to develop more markets
in the west but I feel we have our work cut out for us going to the top league in the CJHL (Canadian
Junior Hockey League).
When asked how he felt about the rest of this season, Litter got
right to the point. "The Robertson Cup has been our goal from the start of the
year," Littler said. " it's an attainable goal and we expect to compete for it."
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