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Sunday, January 08, 2006

AHL Hockey returning to Worcester?

It looks like there is a good chance that we will see the return of the AHL to Worcester, MA next year. According to this article in the Telegram and Gazette yesterday, The San Jose Sharks will be moving their AHL franchise from Cleveland to Worcester for the 06-07 season.

According to the article, the news is not 'official' yet, but if you read the story you will see that the officials involved discuss all the details that are going into bringing the AHL back to Worcester. The only piece of information they oh so subtly leave out in the story, is the actual statement admitting that it is happening. So subtle... ha.

Apparently there is going to be a press conference on Monday afternoon and hopefully it will officially become 'official' news then.

I am excited about this. I was a big Worcester IceCats fan. I used to go to several games a year and they were always great fun. I was very sad when the IceCats left and I have missed having the AHL in Worcester this year. Winter is long and the IceCats provided a great outlet to do something fun.

Yes, there are still several teams nearby in Providence and Lowell and Springfield, but those teams are all over an hour away. If I'm going to drive an hour, I may as well go see the B's in Boston.

I'll be looking forward to the press conference on Monday for the official word that The Sharks will be swimming in Worcester.


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The Telegram site needs a password to read - so I would be interested if you can pass on any other info on this. I too liked to go see the Ice Cats.

Ironically, I just got back from the baby B's game...;)

Worcester never should have lost their team in the first place-it'll be good to see another one, though.

B Intl, I sent you the article :)

Sorry FS, if Worcester gets a new team, I'm going to have to move the Baby B's back to the 'rival' list ;)

I'm looking forward to the announcement. Should be around 3 PM...

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