BREAKING NEWS: On January 27, 2020 a press conference was held in front of the Richmond Coliseum to announce that major progress has been made towards getting an ECHL team back in Richmond. There is an endorsement in place by the league to locate a team here pending the approval of the Navy Hill project by city council and a potential owner has made a commitment to buying a team for Richmond (also pending the Navy Hill project approval). We are all very excited to be able to report these events and encourage everyone in the Richmond area to contact city council and vocie your views on this matter.
Bring Hockey Back to Richmond is an online fan driven initiative that was formed to preserve the history of ice hockey in the River City while at the same time rebuilding a once large and proud fan base by adding new fans that have the passion to see professional hockey return to Richmond. The group maintains a very popular Facebook page that currently has over 7000 followers and continues to grow on a daily basis.
Beyond the virtual interaction, the group has been active in the Richmond Sports community by supporting:
- The Flying Squirrels AA Professional Baseball team for Hockey Night to benefit area youth hockey.
- A group event for The Richmond Raiders Arena Football team at the Coliseum.
- The Richmond Generals Junior A hockey team's Pro Hockey Fan Fest.
The Buzz that Bring Hockey Back to Richmond has generated for the sport has attracted our local CBS, ABC, and NBC news affiliates and other various media outlets in and around Richmond. Bring Hockey Back to Richmond's end goal has always been to attract a league and ownership that will return professional hockey to Richmond Virginia.
Interested parties may reach Alan Sams, the social media coordinator for Bring Hockey Back To Richmond, using clicking the Contact Us link above. To follow us on Twitter please follow @RVAHOCKEY.