Elmira Enforcers Face Elimination In FHL Championship Series

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — The Elmira Enforcers look to stay alive in the Federal Hockey League championship series tonight. Elmira trails Carolina two games to none in the best-of-five series. It lost both games to start the series last weekend. The team lost 4-3 in OT in game two. Heated exchanges after led to suspensions for the Enforcers.

The Saga Of Elmira’s First Arena

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It’s been a turbulent year for Elmira’s First Arena.  In 2016, the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. The IDA wanted to sell it quickly to a private owner, but things still aren’t settled.  Just last week, a potential buyer backed out. Amanda Renko has been reporting on the story for the Elmira Star-Gazette. She joined WSKG’s Gabe Altieri to discuss what happened.  Interview highlights On the details of the original deal: Amanda Renko: In March, the Chemung County IDA held a press conference and announced that the proposed new buyer would be Brian Barrett, who is a co-owner of the Simmons-Rockwell auto dealership group.

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Elmira’s First Arena Sale In Jeopardy

The future of Elmira’s First Arena is in jeopardy. A proposed sale might not happen because of a disagreement between the Chemung County’s Industrial Development Agency and the City of Elmira. WSKG’s Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss the cause of the disagreement and what might happen now. Interview Highlights:

On First Arena’s ownership history:

“Back in June, the Chemung Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. It was supposed to be a temporary thing, as it looked for a new owner.

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Elmira’s First Arena Still Expecting January Sale

The future of Elmira’s First Arena has been in question for most of 2016, but there could be answers within the next month. First Arena is home of the Elmira Jackals hockey team. Both have been owned by the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency since June. The group hopes to sell both by the end of January. Mike Krusen is the head of Southern Tier Economic Growth, which supports the Chemung County IDA.