The Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group continues to put their footprint in the ECHL as the Allen Americans are holding a press conference on Wednesday to announce that they have sold the team to Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group. Allen will be the fourth ECHL team that is owned, managed, and operated by the Zawyer Group, as they also own, manage, and operate the Jacksonville Icemen and Savannah Ghost Pirates and will be owning and managing the new Lake Tahoe team that is scheduled to join the league during the 2023-24 season. The group also manages the Atlanta Gladiators. Prior to the Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group buying the Americans, Jack Gulati has owned the team since 2017, as he previously served as the owner of the Reading Royals before buying the Americans. Galati announced back in 2019 that the team had been up for sale but that was right before COVID hit, which may have led to the delay in finding a buyer for the team. Allen has made the playoffs in the past three seasons but hasn’t found a way past the second round.
For American fans, this should bring excitement to their organizations after seeing the massive success that the group had last year in Savannah’s inaugural season in the league after they sold out almost every home game and had trouble keeping merchandise on the shelves.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Wednesday night, the Jacksonville Icemen faced off against instate rivals, the Orlando Solar Bears. Jacksonville gave their Head Coach, Nick Luukko a birthday to remember, with a 7-2 victory over Orlando. Six different players scored for Jacksonville, with Luc Brown scoring two in his first game in an Icemen jersey. Even Jacksonville […]
The Stingrays took on the Trois-Rivieres Lions for the first time since the 2021 season when the Stingrays finished the three-game series 2-1. The Lions are currently second in the Eastern Conference and first in the North Division. Three players made their debuts wearing the Stingrays sweater: Josh Thrower, Nick Leivermann, and Kameron Kielly. With […]
The Jacksonville Icemen took to home ice Wednesday night, looking to continue their recent success. Last week, the team picked up three wins in four games, and goalie Matt Vernon received the league’s Goaltender of the Week honors. Squaring up with the Orlando Solar Bears, the Icemen sought to extend their win streak to three […]