Holien: Watertown’s chances of landing junior hockey team looking “probable”  (Audio)

July 19, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–For months, we’ve been told by city officials in Watertown that landing a junior hockey team from the North American Hockey League (NAHL) to play in the new Prairie Lakes Ice Arena was a “possibility.”

But now….it appears the chances of that happening have improved substaintially.

Mayor Ried Holien….

The NAHL is for hockey players looking to land college scholarships and pursue a professional career.

Holien says the pursuit of a an ownership group for a Watertown team is underway….

Landing an expansion team in the NAHL is not cheap…

Holien says the city will begin vetting ownership applications for a Watertown team in the fall.

The Prairie Lakes Ice Arena will open this winter.

Learn more about the NAHL by clicking here: http://nahl.com/

Hear the full interview with Mayor Holien by clicking below: