Cranbrook, B.C. – It has been approved by the World Hockey League for the 2018-20 WHL Regular Season.
“The WHL is the city of Cranbrook, the corporate community, and, in particular, the hockey fans of the East Kootenay region,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “However, after all the years of monitoring of the Kootenay ICE, it’s not clear that the market is moving forward. It is a decision to make it a long-term basis. ”
The Kootenay ICE franchise has been operated in Cranbrook since 1998, when it was relocated from the Chynoweth family. On April 27, 2017, the ICC Board of Governors approved it.
“We understand this will be disappointing news for Cranbrook,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager of the Kootenay ICE. “Unfortunately, our collective effort failed to achieve the results of this market.”
“This was a process for all parties,” said Greg Fettes, Majority Owner and Governor of the Kootenay ICE. It is clear that the season has taken place.
The Kootenay ICE will play the balance of the 2018-19 WHL season at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.
About the Western Hockey League
Hockey League (WHL) heading game for calves, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs and 17 in U.S. Pacific Northwest. The WHL has been a member of the Canadian Hockey League for the National Hockey League for 50 years. The WHL is one of the most advanced teams of graduates of each year. Each season is the National Junior Hockey Team.