Dodge City may join junior league hockey league of 29 teams

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — The commissioner of a junior hockey league that has 29 teams in the western United States and Canada says he wants to start a team in Dodge City.

Ron White says he’s been considering starting a Western States Hockey League team in Dodge City for two years. He says the league has reliable owner from Colorado Springs, Colorado, who is close to starting the team.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reports the prospective owner, Mark Lukehart, wants to name the team the Dodge City Marshals. He has already made a few potential uniform choices.

The Western States Hockey League is for players ages 16 to 20. The players live with host families and are required to perform community service during the season.

 

 

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