FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:
Monday, April 6th
Albany, NY – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has approved the Elmira Jr Soaring Eagles franchise to rebrand to move to Holyoke, MA to become the permanent home of the franchise. The franchise will become the Bay State Bobcats Junior A Hockey Club for the 2020-2021 season.
“We have had another great season for the franchise,” Head Coach Anthony Langevin was quoted saying. “For a 4th straight season, we competed to win a Northeast Division Championship, before everyone’s season was sadly cut short. Prior to this season, we had won the Division 3 years in a row, including the Regular Season and Playoff Champions.”
The 2020-2021 Bobcats will be skating out of Fitzpatrick Ice Skating Rink in Holyoke, MA. “We are thrilled to move to a great, older barn in Holyoke. Fitzpatrick has a lot of history and has an awesome staff thrilled to have us out of there. We will be in a “hockey hotbed” in Massachusetts. Our travel will be cut down as well. With less travel, we will be able to focus more in different areas as well. The staff at Fitzpatrick have been a pleasure to work with so far. Both parties are excited to begin a quest for the 2021 Fraser Cup National Championship!”
“We would like to thank the the surrounding New York areas for everything they have done for the program. We have seen much support from the surrounding communities for the season and can’t thank our dedicated fans enough for coming to our home games.”
The 2020-2021 Front Office will be announced in the next few days, as well.
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The Elmira Jr Soaring Eagles will become the Bay State Bobcats in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The NA3HL has many big and exciting changes coming up for the 2020-2021 season. The NA3HL is a Junior A Hockey League in which players from all around the country play in, in hopes to move onto the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and/or NCAA College Hockey. Ages of the players in the league range from 16-20.
Please stay tuned for 2020-2021 team and league information. Go Bobcats!