“We are excited to expand our Connecticut presence with this transaction, as Connecticut is such a strong hockey market,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear. “More importantly, I am thrilled to have Bob Crawford join our organization to help us continue to build out our hockey business.”
“Despite the ongoing COVID challenges, the first season of the AHF has exceeded our expectations which is why we have decided to move toward full season status for the vast majority of our teams,” said Murry N. Gunty
“We could not be any prouder to be partnered with a community leader like Summit Health,” said Black Bear Sports Group Founder and CEO, Murry Gunty. “We look forward to working together with Summit Health to provide their leading edge, full array of health and wellness options to support our customers”.
The Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena today announced the appointment of a new Chairman of the Board and additional Directors. Incoming Chairman Murry N. Gunty, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc., brings rink ownership, operating expertise and extensive hockey experience and resources to Fort Dupont.
Black Bear Sports Group, the largest youth hockey and ice rink business in North America (“Black Bear Sports”), is pleased to announce the immediate hiring of Kimberly Weiss as Assistant Bench Coach for the Maryland Black Bears (the “Black Bears”), a Tier II Junior Hockey team that plays in the North American Hockey League.
Pittsburgh Ice Arena in New Kensington, PA, features two NHL ice sheets, a full-service gym, a hockey training center, a pro shop, and a chiropractic treatment center. The Arena is home to the Pittsburgh Vipers and Esmark Stars youth hockey clubs along with many figure skaters and recreational skaters in the area. Black Bear, the largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., was founded by CEO Murry Gunty in 2015.
An affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC (“BCH”) has acquired Red Apple Stores Inc. (“Red Apple” or the “Company”). Operating 142 stores under the “Red Apple” and “The Bargain! Shop” banners, Red Apple is Canada’s favourite small-town general merchandise retailer, offering big brands and big savings to its Customers. BCH is led by Murry Gunty, its Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. and its Pittsburgh, PA operating partner Ice Rink Performance Group led by Scott Branovan, announced a new brand name for Center Ice Arena in Delmont PA. The facility will now be known as Palmer Imaging Arena.
An affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group has acquired Howell Ice Arena in Howell, NJ. The Monmouth County-based ice skating rink features two ice sheets, a snack bar and a pro shop. Over 500 local youth and high school hockey players use the Arena as their home ice rink.
Twin Ponds East Arena in Harrisburg, PA is the latest acquisition by an affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group. Featuring two NHL ice sheets and one smaller training sheet, pro shop, a café, and athletic turf designed for baseball training, the Arena is home to many figure skaters and youth hockey players in the area. They are frequently hosts to youth hockey tournaments and central Pennsylvania middle school and high school games throughout the year.