Fighting Saints Relocate to Kingsville, ON; Become North Shore Knights
Kingsville, ON - Jack Sports Group is happy to announce that professional hockey is coming to the Kingsville Arena Complex. The new team is part of the Federal Hockey League, and this addition gives us both a pro hockey and junior program under one roof! In total, we expect to play 24 home games. 15 home games in Kingsville and 9 additional Neutral Site Games will be played in some of our northern communities such as Gravenhurst, ON; South River, ON; and Témiscaming, QC.
The Federal Hockey League is a professional hockey league with teams in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Ontario. Kingsville is now the second team in Canada. The FHL has advanced more than 160 players to to various 'AA' (or higher) leagues including the ECHL, CHL, and AHL. The Federal Hockey League will also provide an opportunity for local junior hockey players that have aged out and want to continue playing competitive hockey.
Kingsville Kings President Tom Schinkelshoek says, “With the addition of the FHL team to the area, it will attract better talent to the Kingsville Kings. Scouting and signing of players will be much easier with the FHL hockey team in town.”
It is with our pleasure to give the Kingsville community even more hockey than previous seasons. Kingsville is known to have the best fans in the GMHL and with that being said, please help us welcome your North Shore Knights to the Castle!
Jack Sports Group wishes to thank all of our fans in St. Clair Shores, MI and the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena where we were located last season as the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints. The North Shore Knights official logo, website, and social media channels will be unveiled/updated in the near future.