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Junior hockey on tap to return

Justin A. CohnMay 19, 2019

Multiple sources have confirmed to The Journal Gazette that a press conference is slated for Monday to unveil plans for a new Junior A-level team that will participate in the United States Premier Hockey League.

The USPHL, founded in 2012, has 61 teams in various tiers and is considered the largest amateur hockey league in the country.

One such team in the USPHL is the Minnesota Blue Ox, which is based in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and is owned by Bruce Boudreau, the coach of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and a former player and coach with the Komets.

The Blue Ox produced Oskari Halme, who played last season for the Komets.

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