Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Western Hockey League Board of Governors Approves Sale of Kootenay Ice

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Western Hockey League Board of Governors Approves Sale of Kootenay Ice

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WHL board approves sale of Kootenay Ice

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CALGARY - The sale of the Kootenay Ice was unanimously approved by the Western Hockey League's board of governors on Thursday, transferring ownership from the Chynoweth family to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell.

The Chynoweth family have been associated with the WHL for 45 years and have owned the Edmonton and Kootenay Ice franchise since 1995. One of the principal architects of major junior hockey in Canada, Ed Chynoweth served as league president from 1972 until he purchased the Ice franchise in 1995.

Since Ed's passing in 2008, Jeff Chynoweth has operated the franchise as president and general manager.

"The WHL is fortunate to have attracted a high calibre ownership group to take over the operation of the Kootenay ICE franchise," said WHL commissioner Ron Robison. …

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