“We are excited to continue our Connecticut expansion with this transaction,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear. “The Enfield Twin Rinks has a rich history of skating and youth hockey and we’re thrilled to continue the operations of the MassConn United and the partnerships with the local high schools and youth clubs. The Eastern Hockey Federation and the New England Girl’s Hockey League are the top youth leagues and the country and we our proud to have our United teams compete in these elite leagues.”
“What the Youngstown Phantoms are for us is a chance to give young men the ability to pursue their dreams, whether it’s pro hockey, college hockey or they just want to play junior hockey. We thought that the whole framework in Youngstown of giving young men the chance to pursue their dreams should be the same for young women, so that’s why we thought Youngstown would be a great location for it,” Gunty said.
“Bobby is an elite coach and recruiter that will make a tremendous impact in both Connecticut and our overall Tier I player ascension program to our junior teams and on to college or pro,” said Murry Gunty, CEO and Founder of Black Bear.
“We continue to use our extraordinary people and facilities to help grow the game of hockey and improve access for all our families and players of all ages,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. “Adult hockey is a critical part of our business and I am thrilled that we continue to focus on improving the experience for all our adult players.”
“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.