Minor league hockey team, owned by Tim Tebow, coming to Lake Tahoe

Jul 11, 2023, 12:10 PM | Updated: 12:11 pm

An aerial view, snow covers the banks of Lake Tahoe on March 21, 2023 in South Lake Tahoe, Californ...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 21: In an aerial view, snow covers the banks of Lake Tahoe on March 21, 2023 in South Lake Tahoe, California. As a 12th atmospheric river hits California, the Lake Tahoe region is getting more snow. According to the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab, this snow season has become the second snowiest season on record since the lab first started keeping records 77 years ago. More than 56.4 feet of snow has fallen in the Sierras this season surpassing the storm of 1982-83 which had 55.9 feet. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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 ECHL is minor-league professional hockey, a tier below the NHL. However, the more common minor league is the AHL.

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Minor league hockey team, owned by Tim Tebow, coming to Lake Tahoe