GLENDALE, AZ (August 1, 2012) – The CHL announced on Tuesday that the Laredo Bucks franchise rights have been transferred to the market of St. Charles County in Missouri and that the new franchise will compete in the CHL beginning with the 2013-14 season and will be called the Chill. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a press conference at the Arena Club Restaurant in The Family Arena.
The St. Charles Chill ownership group consists of Gustavo Hernandez, Alfonso Arguindegui and Glenn Hart and the team will play its home games at The Family Arena.
“It is with great excitement that we announce that St. Charles and The Family Arena are now a part of the Central Hockey League family,” said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. “We know the Chill is in great hands with the very accomplished and highly decorated people that are heading up this effort. We are also very happy with the relationship that we have built with Mark (Reifsteck) and his staff and are looking forward to strengthening that bond. This strong market and outstanding facility make this a welcome addition to our current group of member teams”.
“We are excited to be given the opportunity to join such an amazing community and the Family Arena,” said Gustavo Hernandez, Chill Co-Owner. “We look forward to providing a quality, family friendly product on the ice and becoming a fabric of this great community.”