River Dragons Arrive in Columbus

Columbus, GA - On Tuesday, May 21st Columbus Professional Hockey revealed their identity as the Columbus River Dragons at a press conference to announce the Fountain City’s newest member of the Federal Hockey League (FHL). The organization also introduced their team colors, logo, and front office staff to an enthusiastic gathering that included fans and members of the media at the Columbus Civic Center.

Two highlights of the front office introductions were the announcements that the River Dragons have named Scott Brand as the team’s President and General Manager and Jerome Bechard as the Vice President of Community Relations. Brand, a native of Saint Louis, MI comes to the River Dragons after a lengthy career in professional sports marketing, including two incredibly successful seasons with the Carolina Thunderbirds. While with the Thunderbirds, Scott played a key role in returning the city of Winston-Salem to their glory days of winning hockey and a big fanbase. Brand was named FHL Executive of the Year during the 2017-2018 season and was a part of the 2018-2019 team that brought the Commissioner’s Cup to Carolina. Jerome Bechard’s name is synonymous with visions of tough, winning Columbus hockey. Bechard was drafted by the LA Kings of the NHL and spent 21 of his 25 years in professional hockey in Columbus as a player and coach. Jerome, his wife Rhonda, and their two daughters Alex and Kylie still call Columbus home. In recent years, he has become just as well known for his success in Columbus real estate with Coldwell Bankers. The organization is absolutely thrilled that Jerome and his family will be a part of the River Dragons family.

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