The name of the new hockey team that will be located at the Brewster Ice Arena will be known as The State Line Whalers. The Federal Hockey League team held a press conference yesterday morning with General Manager Herm Sorcher. He is also managing partner of the Danbury Whalers--an inactive member of the league in good standing.
The new State Line Whalers is owned by Barry Soskin of Chicago, who owns two other teams in the six-team League. The Brewster Ice Arena is located just a stone's throw from the Danbury Ice Arena, where the Danbury Whalers played last season. They are in a legal battle with Eagle Ice Sports over the team's lease at their building.
Danbury resident Bruce Bennett, a Wilton Nissan dealership owner, has expressed interest in bringing a hockey team back to the Danbury Ice Arena.