Jacksonville Icemen sold to group led by Jacksonville resident

Jacksonville Icemen sold to group led by Jacksonville resident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Icemen hockey team is now under new ownership.

The team announced Tuesday that the Icemen team has been sold to SZH Hockey LLC, which is led by Jacksonville resident and includes Icemen president Bob Ohrablo, according to a news release.

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The Icemen, which is an NHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets and an AHL affiliate of the Manitoba Moose, was sold to SZH Hockey by El Acquisitions.

“I want to thank Ron Geary and our past partners for sharing my vision for hockey in Jacksonville,”  Ohrablo said in the release. “From the beginning, our priority was to have a team locally owned. The addition of Andy Kaufmann completes that vision and we are excited what Andy brings to the Icemen organization and to the region.”

Kaufmann is also a majority owner of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team. He and his wife, Farah, are parents to two sons, Sawyer and Zachary.

“My family and I are excited about working with the Icemen organization,” Kaufmann said in the release. “We look forward to growing Icemen Nation to new heights in the years to come. My role will be serving as a steward for what is the community’s team.”