Ear Falls Eagles to join SIJHL
The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that they have accepted an expansion franchise that will based out of the Northwestern Ontario community of Ear Falls and will begin play in time for the 2013-14 season.
Dubbed the Eagles, the newly-minted team will have Ear Falls Arena as their main home venue with the team logo and website to be released, once finalized. The club colours are expected to be black, white, gold and orange.
Serving as the Eagles inaugural head coach and general manager will be Kevin Kahoot, who also serves as the mayor of Ear Falls.
Kahoot has a multitude of coaching experience behind him, including a stint with the SIJHL’s Thunder Bay North Stars this past season as well as previously at the high school and junior A levels.
The organization’s executive is expected to be finalized in the coming days.
A season ticket drive is expected to commence in early June as well as a corporate sponsorship package.