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NEW OWNER TO TAKE AN ENTERTAINER'S APPROACH WITH ICE DOGS

     Ice Dogs Owner Fred Comrie is expected to finalize an
agreement this week to sell the team to TV producer Barry Kemp
for $5M.  According to the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, Kemp plans to
take an "entertainer's approach" to hockey, much like with
Disney's Mighty Ducks.  Kemp, who said better-than-expected
revenue from the syndication of "Coach" prompted him to buy the
team, will move the Ice Dogs from the L.A. Sports Arena to a
revamped Long Beach Arena next season.  Kemp he plans to use on-
ice and outdoor pre-game entertainment to bring in more fans.  He
hopes to have an average attendance of 7,000.  Kemp is also a
minority partner with the Suns (Barbara Kingsley, ORANGE COUNTY
REGISTER, 12/22).
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