Ice Gators Sale Is Official

The sale of the Louisiana IceGators to Orlando Predators Entertainment, Incorporated is official. The sale had been approved by the East Coast Hockey League's Board of Governors July 22nd.

O-P-E also owns and operates the Orlando Predators and the Peoria Pirates, both of the arena football league. O-P-E also is bringing an arena football team to Lafayette and Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the 2003 season.

Dave Berryman is president and chief executive officer of O-P-E. He also was general manager and part owner of the IceGators when the team joined the league in 1995.

Berryman says he's excited to be returning to Lafayette and he's committed to restoring the IceGators' to prominence.