IceArizona Completes Purchase of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes
August 6, 2013
IceArizona AcquisitionCo LLC has finalised the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes from the National Hockey League (NHL).
IceArizona is a group of several business leaders from across North America and Renaissance Sports and Entertainment LLC will act as their managing partner.
George Gosbee, therapy Chairman and Governor of the Coyotes said: “We are extremely pleased to have finalised the transaction with the NHL and to take ownership of the Coyotes franchise.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly for their hard work and commitment to the Coyotes franchise and our great fans here in Arizona. We also thank the City Council members and residents of the City of Glendale for their tremendous support.
“Finally, patient to our fans and partners in the Valley, thank you for your continued loyalty, commitment and patience for the Coyotes. The future looks bright for our franchise.”
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman believed the new owners would allow for a ‘stable, long-term future in Glendale.’
Bettman added: “We thank the Coyotes’ devoted fans for their patient, perseverant support. We are extremely pleased that a positive resolution has been achieved for the fans, the city, the Coyotes and the League.”
Here to stay
Incoming CEO and Alternate Governor, Anthony LeBlanc commented: “The Coyotes are here to stay and we will continue to work hard on and off the ice and have a strong presence in our community.
“Our ultimate goal is to bring a Stanley Cup championship to our tremendously resilient, passionate and dedicated fan base here in the Valley.
“We have a lot of work to do and we can’t wait to get started.”