WCHL moving to Dearborn Heights for the 2015-16 season

by WCHL on April 14th, 2015

​The Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL) is excited to announce that we have partnered up with the Canfield Alkali Arena @ 2100 Kinloch St. in Dearborn Heights, MI

The Canfield Alkali Arena is the first ice hockey rink to have a full-time and full-size [200’ x 85’] inline hockey rink in Michigan. This facility just converted an ice rink into a roller hockey rink. It is gorgeous, clean, and provides an amazing atmosphere. The Motor City Chiefs & Canfield Alkali Chiefs play in the AIHL (American Inline Hockey League)

What does this mean for the WCHL?

This means that we will be moving to the Canfield Alkali Arena in Dearborn Heights beginning the 2015-16 season. Our games will remain 1-4PM but will now be played on Sundays.

We realize that these new circumstances might not be to everybody's liking, but this is the best possible place for our league to grow, host more fans, get more exposure and provide everyone with a more hockey-like atmosphere.

Gerry Lullove, the President of the Motor City Chiefs Hockey Club, the managing body of the arena is a long time friend of the WCHL and was a supporter and fan of the WCHL from the very start. Helping us attend our very first tournament in Toronto in 2000, Minnesota in 2001 and once bringing the Hanson Brothers to a WCHL game and now helping us find a permanent home for the WCHL.

The Canfield Alkali Arena will provide us with a friendly, exciting, and amped atmosphere for all WCHL games. It will also allow our games to be played on a full-sized court (we currently play at about 80% regulation size), get more involved in the roller-hockey community and finally, this move will allow the WCHL to save a considerably large amount of money in rent and insurance annually.

The WCHL's official move will take place on Sunday, June 28 from 1-4pm as we will play the 2015 WCHL All-Star Game at the new Canfield Alkali Arena.

Registration to play in the 2015-16 WCHL Season will take place on Sunday, August 30th and Sunday, September 13th from 1-4PM.

The 2015-16 WCHL Season Opener will take place on Sunday, October 4th

To learn more about the Canfield Alkali Arena visit this MI Hockey Now article:
http://mihockeynow.com/2014/12/the-rebirth-of-canfield-arena-as-a-roller-hockey-facility

Website: http://canfieldarena.com


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