Northeast Ohio will welcome its newest professional sports team as the expansion Mentor Ice Breakers hit the ice this October as a part of the Single-A Federal Hockey League (FHL). The Ice Breakers are led by GM/Coach Joe Pace, Sr. who set a league record for wins last year with Port Huron.
Now in its 9th season, the FHL consists of 6 teams in 5 states. Teams play a 58-game regular season schedule which runs from October through April. The team will play its home games at the Mentor Ice Arena. The league features players from around the world and the team offers local hockey hopefuls a great opportunity play professionally and advance their careers. Tryout dates will be announced soon.
“The City of Mentor is thrilled to have been selected as home for the FHL’s newest expansion team. League officials have recognized that Northeast Ohio is hotbed for hockey and we are looking forward to the puck hitting the ice this October,” says Ante Logarusic, Mentor Community Relations Administrator.
The franchise promises to deliver a fun, family-friendly, professional hockey experience with tickets starting at just $10.00. The team anticipates an average attendance of approximately 1,000 per home game. Season-ticket plans and pricing will be announced on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The league schedule will be released shortly.