Broome County franchise to join Rome in hockey league

BINGHAMTON — Federal Hockey League commissioner Don Kirnan has announced that a still-to-be named Broome County team will be joining Rome and four other franchises in the newly formed league.

The team’s name and logo will be unveiled during a press conference on Thursday in Vestal. Kirnan said that Norman Snyder will serve as the Managing General Partner.

Broome County is one of five franchises that have joined the Federal Hockey League along with the Rome Frenzy, Thousand Islands Privateers, Danbury Whalers and Akwesasne Warriors of Ottawa, Canada.

Rome unveiled their Federal Hockey League logo team name the Rome Frenzy and logo in early January while naming the piranha fish as their mascot at the Kennedy Arena.

Broome County will play their home games at the Chenango Ice Rink.

"It’s a facility that has a strong junior hockey program and contains around 1,200 seats," Kirnan said. "From a league perspective, it was a strong candidate. It was a good situation for the league and it’s closer to most of our main league teams so it’s a good fit."

Kirnan also mentioned that a sixth franchise joining the league is in the works with Brooklyn as a potential candidate along with a possible announcement next week. He said Johnstown, Pa., is also in the running for a team.

"We’re going full-steam ahead, and things are going exactly the way we want them to," Kirnan said. "Our goal was to have six teams, and we will meet that goal, so its a good start for this league."

Rome Frenzy season tickets for the team’s 30 home games are available for $240 for the first two rows and $270 for all other seats, while single game tickets are priced at $10.

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