Friday, April 18, 2008

New NAHL Michigan team gets affiliate

The Frederick (Md.) Freeze of the Continental Hockey Association Junior B loop have become an affiliate of the Southern Minnesota Express of the NAHL.

The Express will be moving to Detroit after this season and will be named the Motor City Machine. The ownership group of the Machine are part of the same ownership group that have just purchased the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL.

"This is going to give our players a great advantage in progressing their hockey and educational futures," Freeze coach-GM Derek Comeau said. "Machine coach and GM Matt Romaniski is one of the most respected coaches in junior hockey and has placed numerous players in NCAA programs. The Machine ownership runs a first-class operation. This is a great avenue for East Coast players looking to further their careers."

The Freeze will be hosting an East Coast tryout for the Machine from May 30-June 1. The staff of the Machine will be looking for players who can step in and make an impact in the 2008-09 season as well as identifying future prospects.


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