PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Friday that the ECHL Board of Governors has approved a Transfer of Controlling Interest for the Pensacola membership from Pensacola Professional Hockey Club, Inc. to Hockey Enterprises of Pensacola, LLC, whose majority owner is former National Hockey League player Tim Kerr.
Kerr, who is President of Tim Kerr’s Power Play Realty in Avalon, New Jersey, played 13 seasons in the NHL, including 11 with Philadelphia from 1980-91, and he was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame in March of 1994. Kerr, who scored four goals in a game on four occasions, set Philadelphia team career records for hat tricks (17) and power-play goals (145) as well as the season record for hat tricks with five in 1984-85. Kerr ranks third all-time in Flyers history with 363 career goals, and he scored 650 points in 601 games with Philadelphia.
Pensacola finished in fifth place in the Southwest Division in 2002-03 with a 33-30-9 record, and will play in the Eastern Division of the Western Conference in 2003-04. The Ice Pilots have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in four of their six years in Pensacola, reaching the Kelly Cup Finals in 1998.