Friday, April 3, 2009

Tri-City Storm SOLD

Great news for Storm fans and USHL fans in general. Hopefully the new owner can bring some excitement back to Stormland and get attendance numbers up. Previous owner, Joel Wiens, had helped save hockey in Kearney, but had recently been cutting back on lots of things.

"We're privileged to have someone of Kirk Brooks' experience, integrity, and intelligence join the USHL. His presence will be a real boon to the Tri-City Storm," said USHL Commissioner Skip Prince. "Kirk also brings a commitment to youth hockey that is second to none, and he will continue that effort in the Tri-City area. We extend thanks and best wishes to outgoing owner Joel Wiens as well for his able stewardship of the team and the FirsTier Event Center over the past several years. Without Joel's investment of time, effort, and capital, this USHL membership might no longer be in Nebraska."

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