GUEST COLUMN: IHL Commissioner Drake MacKenzie wonders, Is Flint Hockey Dead?

We sit in a scary spot, ask Dayton. In 2015 they not only lost there team, they lost their building. We cannot let that happen in Flint. Continue reading GUEST COLUMN: IHL Commissioner Drake MacKenzie wonders, Is Flint Hockey Dead?

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How a town of 2,000 people got a pro hockey team: The story of the Pinebridge Bucks

Last year we wrote a piece that looked at what type of towns the FHL and SPHL should be targeting for future expansion teams, noting that for the FHL they should probably never look at a town of less than 25,000 people. Well 36 years ago, a tiny mountain town of just over 2,000 people became the most unlikely home of a pro hockey team … Continue reading How a town of 2,000 people got a pro hockey team: The story of the Pinebridge Bucks

Here’s why the FHL and SPHL will never be affiliated with NHL teams

One of the stranger things that a few FHL and SPHL fans seem to clamor for, with hopes that it would elevate the play in their respective leagues, is that a full baseball-like system could be put into place, with teams in the FHL and SPHL getting NHL affiliation. Continue reading Here’s why the FHL and SPHL will never be affiliated with NHL teams