Baton Rouge, La. – April 11, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today Baton Rouge will be home to a new professional hockey team. The announcement was made at the Raising Cane’s River Center alongside team owner Barry Soskin and River Center General Manager Wayne Hodes.
“The new team will bring new entertainment options, create jobs and stimulate economic growth. We can expect to see increased tourism as fans from all over the region come to watch games and explore all Baton Rouge has to offer,” said Mayor Broome. “The benefits of having a hockey team in Baton Rouge go beyond the economic impact. It will also help foster community pride and unity.”
The first game will be held in October 2023 and tickets will go on sale later this year. Fans will soon be able to vote on the team’s name. The team will be part of the Federal Prospects Hockey League.