Coralville, Iowa - The ECHL announced today that the Board of Governors has approved the membership application for admission to the ECHL for Coralville, Iowa to begin play in the 2021-22 Season. The Coralville ECHL Member Club will be owned and operated by Deacon Sports and Entertainment.
“We are excited to bring professional hockey to Coralville”, Said Dean MacDonald, Chair of Deacon Sports and Entertainment. “The ECHL product will be a great addition to an already vibrant sports landscape in the region. This announcement is a credit to our strong partnership with the City of Coralville, led by Mayor John Lundell and his significant efforts in helping this initiative happen.”
“This announcement continues to build on the excitement and energy generated by the Xtream Arena here in Coralville.” Said John Lundell, Mayor of Coralville. “We look forward to a long-standing and successful partnership with Dean and his organization that will provide entertainment for our families, friends, and neighbors. I know both existing and future hockey fans from Coralville and across Iowa will enjoy the level of competition and rich history associated with the ECHL.”
The Coralville ECHL Club will play their home games during the 2021-22 season at Xtream Arena located within the Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa.
Additional updates regarding the Coralville ECHL Club and subsequent plans including team name, logo, ticket pricing etc. will be communicated at a later date.
Coralville joins Trois-Rivières, Quebec as the newest approved ECHL member clubs to start play in the 2021-22 Season.