2010-04-02 / Sports

New York A’s Hockey Team Moving To Federal League

Aviator Sports & Events Center has announced that their New York Aviators Single “A” professional hockey team has joined the Federal Hockey League (www.thefederalhockey league.com), an international professional hockey association.

This will be the third season of professional hockey in Brooklyn. The undefeated New York A’s will host 30 home games, which will be held primarily on Friday and Saturday nights so that families can easily attend.

Six teams will compete — from Akwesasne, Canada to Brooklyn, New York — with three teams in upstate New York and another in Danbury, Connecticut.

“The Federal Hockey League is pleased to welcome the Aviators to the league. We are impressed with the Aviator organization and their facility; they are a strong franchise with a great track record of professionalism. We look forward to a bright future together,” says Don Kirnan, Commissioner of the Federal Hockey League.

“We are very excited to join the FHL,” says Rob Miller, head coach and president of the New York Aviators. “The league not only increases competition, but also helps broaden community outreach.”

Training camp starts on October 24 and the regular 60- game season starts November 5.

The New York Aviators ended their inaugural hockey campaign in the North East Professional Hockey League by finishing undefeated for the season, 25-0.

The Aviators had previously beaten the Rhode Island Storm on January 10 to capture the North East Professional Hockey League championship.

The NEPHL folded after the originally planned six-team league was cut down to only three teams due to financial problems. Only teams from New York, New Haven Connecticut, and Kingston, Rhode Island were represented.

The Aviator Complex originally hosted the Brooklyn Aces, a minor league hockey team that competed in the since folded Eastern Professional Hockey League in 2009.

About The Federal Hockey League

The Federal Hockey League (FHL) is devoted to promoting the growth of professional hockey in the United States. Dedicated to the absolute pursuit of excellence both on and off the ice, the Federal Hockey League, through its directors and ownership, is committed to creating a development ground for elite hockey players across the U.S. and Canada.

The Federal Hockey League’s office is located in Syracuse, New York and is responsible for administering all functions related to League operations. The FHL wants to showcase their skills in a highly competitive environment that maximizes the most amount of exposure so these highly skilled athletes can continue their hockey careers at the next level

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