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08-20-2004, 01:59 PM
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i also found this in my e-mail after i asked to receive press info:

Pro Hockey Returns to the Sault
Pittsburgh PA August 20, 2004 – Alain Lemieux commissioner of the International Hockey Association announced today that a deal has been finalized with an ownership group to place a team in Sault St. Marie Michigan at the historic Pullar Center.
“The return of professional hockey to Northern Michigan is key to our long term growth.” Said Lemieux from his office in Pittsburgh. “We will be traveling to the Sault within the next two weeks to introduce the owners and address the community. At this point all I can say is that we are very excited to have a franchise in the Sault and the fans can look forward to an exciting, caliber level of play.”
The International Hockey Association is a six team league located throughout NY, Ohio and Michigan. This is a AA level league playing under NHL rules. For more information please visit our website at or e-mail us at

Phone: 716-400-7628

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