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USA Hockey Approves Wenatchee Wild to BCHL Junior Hockey News

Published: Saturday, 19 Jan 2013  
By: JuniorHockey.com Staff, JuniorHockey.com


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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