Battle Creek Rumble Bees

The Battle Creek Rumble bees are a professional ice hockey team based in Battle Creek, Michigan. The team is a member of the Federal Prospects Hockey League and plays at The Rink Battle Creek.

Battle Creek Rumble Bees
CityBattle Creek, Michigan
LeagueFederal Prospects Hockey League
Founded2019
Home arenaThe Rink Battle Creek
General managerAdam Stio
Head coachAdam Stio
WebsiteBattle Creek Rumble Bees
Franchise history
2019–presentBattle Creek Rumble Bees

History

In June 2019, the Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL) announced it had added a tenth team for the 2019–20 season and it would be in Michigan.[1] On July 23, the Battle Creek Rumble Bees were announced[2] with Adam Stio as the general manager after previously serving in the same role with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Evansville Thunderbolts.[3] The FHL had played multiple neutral site games in Battle Creek over the previous seasons before placing an expansion team there.

The Rumble Bees hired Clint Hagmaier as their first head coach,[4] however, he was released after a 0–9 start to the season with Stio taking over as interim head coach.[5]

References

  1. "2019/2020 FPHL SCHEDULE". FederalHockey.com. June 17, 2019.
  2. "Introducing your newest pro hockey team, the Battle Creek Rumble Bees". Battle Creek Enquirer. July 23, 2019.
  3. "The FPHL's Newest Franchise". Federal Prospects Hockey League. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  4. "Rumble Bees' new head coach eager to get season started". Battle Creek Enquirer. August 14, 2019.
  5. "Rumble Bees Make Coaching Change". OurSports Central. November 17, 2019.
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