Thanks for bringing the hockey team

Published 8:52 am Friday, September 19, 2008

I would like to thank the following people for their hard work and for helping me bring a team to town.

North American Hockey League for granting Albert Lea a team.

Mr. Barry Soskin, team owner.

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Coach Brad Zangs, staff and players.

City of Albert Lea, council and staff for approval and cooperation.

Jay Hutchison, director of Parks and Recreation Department, and Bob Furland, City Arena manager, and staff, for their hard work in getting the proper paperwork done and for getting the arena improvements done.

Housing parents, for opening up their home and hearts to house these players.

The fans, for their support of the team win or lose.

The team, for giving money back to the youth hockey program.

Please support this team. To keep this team in town we must support them win or lose.

The team’s first home game will be on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. City Arena. Thunder vs. Owatonna Express. See you at the rink.

Mark C. Carlson

Albert Lea