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NLA press release on “Alpena Thunder”

Submitted by on April 28, 2010 – 5:32 pmNo Comment

Northern Lights Arena Manager Jeff Gilmet issued the following press release on the Alpena Thunder:

Northern Lights Arena manager Jeff Gilmet announces the Multi-Purpose Arena Coalition (M-PAC) and Alpena Thunder Hockey L.L.C. have signed an agreement to bring a Junior A tier III hockey team to Northern Lights Arena. 

The team, the Alpena Thunder, will fill a void left by the Alpena IceDiggers who could not find the financial backing necessary to remain in Alpena. More details will be forth coming in an Alpena Thunder press conference; date and time are to be determined.

“This is great for the Arena, and for the area.” Gilmet said. “The Thunder has some great plans for bringing a fun, family oriented, and exciting brand of hockey to the Arena.  I think the fans are going to be pleased.”  Gilmet added.  “I know there are concerns, given all the sensational press coverage, and so does the Thunder ownership; but I know that if the team does right by Alpena and the Arena, Alpena will do right by the team.”