PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved a Transfer of Controlling Interest for the Long Beach Membership from Sporting Life Inc. to Power Play Entertainment, LLC.
The new ownership group is comprised of Chicago businessman Theodore Foxman, Los Angeles-based attorney Steven Bash and Los Angeles physician Dr. Isaac Bash. Steven Bash will assume control of the day-to-day operations for the team.
“I would like to recognize Barry Kemp and Rick Adams for their efforts to bring ECHL hockey to Long Beach,” said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “We are excited about the future of hockey in Long Beach because of the enthusiasm and plans of the new ownership.”
Long Beach requested and was granted an Expansion Membership in the ECHL in September 2002 along with the Alaska Aces, the Bakersfield Condors, the Fresno Falcons, the Idaho Steelheads, the Las Vegas Wranglers, and the San Diego Gulls. The expansion also included the membership that is now playing as the Phoenix RoadRunners and the membership in Reno, Nevada which is awaiting completion of an arena.