Sunday, December 24, 2006

USHL in Rapid City?

Marc Foster on the Junior Hockey Blog posted a link to an article in the Rapid City Newspaper
about the city possibly building a new multi-use facility. The article mentions the CHL and USHL as leagues that want to place a team there.

Maliske said two leagues have shown an interest in Rapid City: the Central Hockey League, a 17-team mid-level professional hockey league headquartered in Phoenix; and the United States Hockey League, a 12-team Junior league based in Grand Forks, N.D., that develops players for the college and professional levels.

Currently, the CHL has at least two ownership groups interested in Rapid City, and the USHL has at least one ownership group that has shown an interest.

Rapid City is a long trip for anyone, but then again, Ohio is in the USHL. That would be one hell of a roadtrip for those teams. That's about a 19 hour bus trip to and from. I think it would be nice to have another team in a more midwestern area and maybe even give Sioux Falls a South Dakota rival.

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