Minor league hockey team, owned by Tim Tebow, coming to Lake Tahoe
Jul 11, 2023, 12:10 PM | Updated: 12:11 pm
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Lake Tahoe is getting a hockey team.
According to a press release from ECHL, a minor-league hockey league, the League’s Board of Governors approved the expansion application of Lake Tahoe. The team will be owned by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and David Hodges, CEO of Hodges Management Group, LLC.
The Lake Tahoe team, which will be named at a later time, will be the furthest Western team in the league. Beginning play in 2024-25 at the Tahoe Blue Event Center, the eventual team will be the 29th team in the ECHL.
Tebow said in the press release he’s excited to be part of the group that brings hockey to Lake Tahoe.
“Tim and I are excited to be able to share this new team with the community,” Hodges said in the release. “We look forward to engaging the fans as we name the team, design the logos and eventually drop the puck in October of 2024. We believe in the power of sports to bring communities together and there’s no better place than the South Lake Tahoe region. With this new ECHL team, we’re committed to delivering unforgettable games, making lasting memories and impacting this community positively.”
The team, which will be named later, will be owned by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, and former National Football League quarterback, Tim Tebow, along with David Hodges, CEO of Hodges Management Group, LLC, and will be managed by Zawyer Sports & Entertainment.
— ECHL (@ECHL) July 10, 2023
The ECHL is minor-league professional hockey, a tier below the NHL. However, the more common minor league is the AHL.