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DEVOS HAS ONE "I" ON KC AND ANOTHER "I" ON GRAND RAPIDS
Published March 13, 1996
The IHL Board of Governors approved the transfer of ownership of the Kansas City Blades from Russell and Diana Parker to DP Fox Sports and Entertainment Ltd, headed by Daniel and Pamella DeVos. DP Fox Sports also own the IHL's Grand Rapids Griffins and is the first group to own and manage two IHL franchises (IHL). IHL Commissioner Bob Ufer said provisions were in place to will safeguard against possible conflicts. Ufer: "We have taken appropriate measures to assure autonomy of the hockey operations, and the league will closely monitor player transactions. Any player transactions must be approved by the league office" (Bob Luder, KANSAS CITY STAR, 3/13).