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Wisconsin Muskies Set for Inaugural USPHL Premier Season

By Muskies Staff, 04/13/17, 8:30PM EDT


There’s been a huge buzz around Northwest Wisconsin in recent weeks with rumors of the Spooner Civic Center reopening; with that came excitement of hockey being back in town.  Official word of its reopening came this week as Dennis Canfield announced plans to open the arena the end of this summer. 


Today he unveiled the community's newest addition:  The Wisconsin Muskies.  The Muskies will play this fall as members of the USPHL Premier league and play teams from not only across the Midwest but also as far away as the east coast.  The team will be coached by Dennis Canfield who is no stranger to the USPHL where he guided the Forest Lake Lakers (MN) to a Division Title and the USPHL National finals two seasons ago.  “I am very excited to bring hockey back to Spooner and Northwest Wisconsin.  This area has a proud hockey tradition and the community loves its hometown team.  We will be a hard working, blue collar club just like the good people of this region and a source of community pride” said Canfield.  The club will have some of the finest facilities in the country to call home; something which is a great recruiting tool according to the coach.  “Our players will have a state-of-the-art locker room, unlimited access to practice ice and a gym that is fully equipped and in-house.  It’s a facility that is perfect for development.”    
The USPHL is one of the finest player development models in the country.  NHL Stars including the Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle and Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel are among many of the aspiring players who came through this league.  The fans will certainly enjoy knowing they are potentially watching future NHL stars night in and night out.  “We are excited to be working with the USPHL and its many great members and coaches as we strive to help our athletes achieve their goals.”
Why the Muskies?  “This region offers some of the finest fishing and wildlife in the country.  We wanted to capture the spirit of the region and its people and what better way than to call ourselves the Muskies and don the faithful colors of the beloved Green Bay Packers.”  

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