Cape Cod has taken in a professional hockey team.â†µ
The BC Barons of the Federal Hockey League have relocated to Yarmouth, MA. The team, which started play in November, was originally located in Chenengo, NY, a suburb of Binghamton. After a season of poor attendance in the Binghamton area, team owner Don Kirnan, also FHL commissioner, entered into an agreement with the Cape Cod Maritime Guide Media Group and Michael Mullaney to bring home games to the Gallo Arena and Tony Kent Arena.
Mullaney referred to the agreement as a "transitional ownership" in an interview with the Cape Cod Times on Wednesday.â†µ
"We’re more looking at this to explore the opportunity for the Cape. It’s just to show off the product."â†µ
A rather lean operation, Mullaney will also coach and manage the now Cape Cod Barons. The Barons' roster is full of former Division III college players, including the former captains of Suffolk University, UMass Boston and Fitchburg State. Other teams in the league are located in Danbury, CT, Rome, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Watertown, NY. The Barons will have their first game at the Tony Kent Arena on January 17th.