CHL to add team in Brampton, Ontario for 2013-14

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Central Hockey League announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a group that will bring a Central Hockey League expansion franchise to Brampton, Ontario for the 2013-14 season.  The Brampton franchise would mark the 12th team slated to play in the League in the 2013-14 season joining the St. Charles Chill as expansion clubs. “It is very exciting to make this announcement,” Central Hockey League Commissioner Duane Lewis said. “I grew up in this area and know firsthand what a positive addition this market will be to our current roster of teams.  Our hope is to expand further in the future in the Southern Ontario area.” The Brampton Franchise will be in strong hands both from a hockey and business perspective. The team will be led by Kingston entrepreneur, owner of Kimco Steel, and former owner of the Kingston Voyageurs, Gregg Rosen, who will be Owner of the Team; and Cary Kaplan, president of the sports marketing firm, Cosmos Sports and former president of the Hamilton Bulldogs, who will assume the role of President & Governor of the team. “I am very excited and honored to be working with the Central Hockey League, to bring professional hockey to the City and the people of Brampton; as the first Canadian team in league history,” Rosen said. “We believe that Brampton is a great hockey market. Cary and I are committed to providing great entertainment, winning hockey and community leadership to the City and being a successful and vibrant Central Hockey League franchise for many years.” Both the Central Hockey League and the potential ownership group have been working towards finalizing the agreement and completing all legal documents. The team name, the ownership group and other important team details will be announced in the near future. “As you can imagine, there is much that has to be completed and finalized to make this historic step to Canada for the Central Hockey League,” Lewis said. “We have been working diligently to complete everything and the LOI is the next step to putting the new franchise on the Central Hockey League map.” Contact comments@prohockeynews.com Follow us on Twitter: @prohockeynews

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