CHARLOTTE, NC (WLOX) - The Mississippi Surge now has a new owner. Wednesday morning, the Southern Professional Hockey League approved a Transfer of Ownership from Coast Hockey, LLC. to Surge Ice, LLC, a group headed by Tim Kerr, who also owns the Pensacola Ice Flyers.
"Biloxi is a great market with a long-standing history on the ice and my decision to purchase the Mississippi Surge was done so hockey will continue for years to come," stated Kerr. "Not only is it important to the fans and communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the Surge to succeed, but it also benefits the other teams along the I-10 corridor like Pensacola and Louisiana and I look forward to the challenge."
"Tim's involvement with the Surge will help provide stability and leadership throughout the organization," said SPHL President Jim Combs. "The Mississippi Gulf Coast market is very important to the future of the SPHL and I'm confident the new ownership group will keep the Surge moving in the right direction, both on and off the ice."