Thursday, June 18, 2009

Machine now known as the Metal Jackets

Wyandotte’s Motor City Machine is getting a makeover.

The North American Hockey League franchise is now under new ownership and management following an 11-45 season last year.

Japanese businessman Kenji Yamada leads an ownership group from Japan that includes Yuji Iwamoto, head coach of Japan’s U20 National team. Also brand-new is the team’s chief operating officer, general manager and coach David Cole.

While the team’s look will mostly remain the same, the team’s name will change to the Metal Jackets.

Read more from David Komer and the News-Herald.

Photo by Robert Meyer/NAHL

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