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AAHL Welcomes Queen City Storm for 2010-2011

August 16, 2010 - All American Hockey League (AAHL) - Queen City Storm News Release

Battle Creek, MI - The All American Hockey League (AAHL) has announced that its Board of Governors has accepted the membership application for an expansion team in Sharonville, Ohio to begin play for the 2010-11 season.

The team, which is owned by a group headed by Nick Poe, president of Dayton Hockey Shop, will play its home games out of the 1,200-seat Sports Plus Arena in Evendale, OH.

"The Cincinnati area has been a minor league hockey hotbed beginning in the 1950`s and we are really excited to be a part of that" said AAHL commissioner Rod Davidson. "We feel that a great sports town like the area of Cincinnati will be a great place to succeed not only on the ice, but also off the ice with great community support."

"Geographically, Sharonville is an ideal market as we continue to build our eastern footprint," Davidson added. "The team's presence will give the AAHL a base in which to build on in Ohio for the future."

"Our organization is delighted to be coming to Sharonville with a level of hockey that's both entertaining and intense," said Poe. "The Sharonville market allows us to develop a strong competitive team within the Ohio boarder." "We are very excited to be a part of the Sharonville community and look forward to a great 2010-2011 season.

Sports Plus in Evendale, Ohio is a state of the art family-friendly sports, dining and entertainment facility. The facility includes two ice rinks, and arcade, pro shop, and cafe.

"We're thrilled to have the All American Hockey League come to Sports Plus," said Civic Sports Plus Facility Director John Miller. "The Queen City Storm is just another positive addition to our family which include our Queen City Steam Jr.A Franchise and our pro roller hockey team the Cincinnati Smoke.

Single and Season ticket information will become available shortly.

For more information about the AAHL Sharonville, Ohio expansion team email Ryan Harrison at

For more on the Queen City Storm email them at or visit their website at

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