The Danbury Colonials will be part of the North American 3 Hockey League. The team will relocate to Danbury and play their home games at the Danbury Ice Arena beginning this season. The League, entering its 10th season, is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier 3 Junior League. Ice Arena officials say the league serves as one of the top training grounds in the country.
The Danbury Colonials ownership group is under the umbrella which owns and operates the arena. This is separate from the Federal Hockey League team announcement coming next week. That team is expected to be called the Danbury Hat Tricks.
The new owners of the Ice Arena plan to add 4 new team locker rooms, a weight room, a dry-land hockey training room, a figure skating training room and a terrace bar overlooking both sheets of ice.