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Topeka Capitals to relocate to Atlanta
Jun 16, 2015, 1:13pm EDT

Courtesy of NA3HL

Atlanta Capitals

picture1*100.png Phil W. Hudson Staff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  | Facebook

The Topeka Capitals will relocate to Atlanta and begin 2015-2016 season play at the Center Ice Arena.

The North American Tier III Hockey League (NA3HL) reported the move comes after issues with negotiating a new lease for the team. Team owner Don Stone had to make a decision in order to meet a deadline set by the league. The Capitals will remain in the NA3HL’s South Division for the 2015-16 season.

The NA3HL is one of nine USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues that serves as a training grounds for student-athletes.

“While it was ideal to keep the NA3HL team in Topeka, we had to make a decision on where the team would play,” said team owner Don Stone, II. “I truly believe that Atlanta and the Sandy Springs community will be a great location for the Capitals. The facilities we will play in are great, and I believe the city is very appealing to many junior hockey players.”

Center Ice Arena is a 36,000 square foot facility equipped with two new full size Junior Hockey dressing rooms, overhead four-sided scoreboard and fully sized to accommodate over 1,000 fans.

“This building was built for junior hockey and we are excited to see this place in full swing with a great atmosphere this fall,” stated Head Coach Anthony Bohn.

The team will be the Atlanta Capitals and will continue to be led by Head Coach Anthony Bohn, Assistant Coach Ryan Terrana and a new addition, Assistant Coach Vinny Bohn. The Topeka Capitals was the South Division Champions in their first season, and made a playoff run this past season.

“Atlanta is a very hockey rich community. The great support of the Sandy Springs area combined with great facilities will help us be a very competitive team this season,” Bohn said. “Since arriving we have been welcomed warmly by the Sandy Springs community and we look forward to putting together a on and off ice product the City of Sandy Springs can be proud of.”

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