City News Service
PALM SPRINGS — The American Hockey League Board of Governors on Monday, Sept. 30 confirmed its award of an expansion franchise to NHL Seattle and Oak View Group, a sports and entertainment company, which together will establish a primary development affiliate that will play at a new arena on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in Palm Springs.
"On behalf of the AHL's Board of Governors, I am thrilled to welcome the NHL Seattle ... and the city of Palm Springs as the league's 32nd franchise,'' AHL President and CEO David Andrews said in a statement released this morning. "Palm Springs has all the makings of an outstanding hockey market and will further strengthen the growing base of our sport in California.''
Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group, said the New Arena at