ECHL confirms hockey franchise for St. John’s

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The board of governors of the ECHL has confirmed the approval of an expansion hockey team for St. John’s

In an announcement on its website Tuesday, the league said play will resume at Mile One Centre for the 2018-19 season.

As reported by CBC News on March 7, the St. John’s franchise will be owned by Deacon Investments, a group controlled by businessman Dean MacDonald.

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Glenn Stanford, who was president of the IceCaps, an American Hockey League franchise, will oversee team operations.

MacDonald said the hockey team will work in a partnership with the owners of the St. John’s Edge basketball team, Irwin Simon and Rob Sabbagh.

Businessman Dean MacDonald is behind the group controlling the hockey franchise, along with former IceCaps CEO Glenn Standford. (Ted Dillon/CBC)

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