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JMC-STL

Hockey Returning (again) to Bloomington, IL (Confirmed)

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And you'll never guess who this time ...  :hellno:

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From: The Pantagraph > Sports > Hockey > Breaking

Federal Prospects Hockey League team may be headed to Bloomington

RANDY KINDRED

2 hrs ago (Nov 19, 2019)

BLOOMINGTON — The Federal Prospects Hockey League has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at Grossinger Motors Arena that will include the league's commissioner and "the ownership group of the new Bloomington team," according to a press release Tuesday.

Among the announcements will be a partnership between the league and Grossinger Motors Arena for three neutral site regular-season games to be played at the downtown Bloomington arena during the current season between January and March 2020.

However, Hannah Shea, director of marketing for Grossinger Motors Arena, said the news conference is about "more than three games.

 

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1 hour ago, SASRACE said:

They have something they can sell right now

What a unstable league,that's treats their players like crap and several teamz that play in rec league arenas with attendsnce around 100 no thanks I'll pass.they. change the name of the league cause of pending lawsuits from forner players.what a joke .. you got team owners fighting refs,its a joke id go with no hockey over that league

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16 minutes ago, SouthernHockeyGirl said:

The FPHL is most likely coming to more cities than Bloomington.

Maybe so,I know if the ever put a team in Knoxville I won't be there...

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And the "Soskin Hockey League" expands once more ...  :banghead:

From: The Pantagraph > Sports > Hockey

Back in the game: Hockey returning to Bloomington-Normal with Federal Prospects Hockey League franchise

RANDY KINDRED

36 min ago (Nov 20, 2019)

BLOOMINGTON — Vowing to spend money on marketing and promotion and to put an "exciting, fast, hard-hitting" product on the ice, Barry Soskin is intent on making hockey sustainable in Bloomington-Normal.

Soskin is majority owner of a new Federal Prospects Hockey League franchise in Bloomington that will begin play in the 2020-21 season. ...

Soskin said the team has a multi-year lease with the arena and is expected to play 28 to 30 home games next season. The FPHL, which is in its 10th season, has 10 teams this year, including a franchise in Danville owned by Soskin, and is likely to expand to 13 to 14 by next season, he said.

The season typically runs from late October to late April.

"I think you'll find we have a few tricks up our sleeves," Soskin said during an afternoon news conference at Grossinger Motors Arena. "We're about marketing and promotion. It takes money to make money and we'll spend it to make it work right here. We need to do that as well as have a great product on the ice.

"We'll be here as long as the fans want us here. I fully believe that." ...

 

Read more at: https://www.pantagraph.com/sports/hockey/back-in-the-game-hockey-returning-to-bloomington-normal-with/article_f1dfd581-14e3-5a1a-98f2-c2cbf5df8716.html

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Lmao soskin owns how many teams?well they are gonna lose 2 teams soon battle creek and Delaware ....the travel how do they pay for gas  ..also how do they travel no team has a sleeper bus ..amd what with the league be called next season when thus have lawsuits pending against the now FPHL

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