It appears two FHL “towns” could have a claim as the smallest to ever host pro hockey

During our research for a piece on if any other past Federal Hockey League cities could return to the league (SPOILER: No.), it turns out that at least one, and possible two past FHL cities could lay claim to being smaller than Spruce Pine was when they hosted the Bucks. Continue reading It appears two FHL “towns” could have a claim as the smallest to ever host pro hockey

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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