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SBD Global/March 7, 2014/Franchises

Canberra Knights Become CBR Brave In Australian Ice Hockey League

The CBR Brave "has emerged from the ashes of the Canberra Knights to continue the city's legacy in the Australian Ice Hockey League," according to Lee Gaskin of THE AGE. The Brave is ''90 per cent locked in'' to adopting traditional ACT colors navy blue and yellow and will play out of the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre "after receiving a provisional licence from the AIHL for this season." Brave officials believe "they can turn a profit this season following encouraging interest from sponsors," more than A$27,000 ($24,500) of donations and soon-to-be released memberships. Allinsure Dir Peter Chamberlain and ad agency Coordinate Owner-Dir Jamie Wilson "are in charge of running the club." Wilson said that the considerable public interest in reviving a Canberra men's ice hockey team since the demise of the Knights "had shown the city was capable of sustaining the Brave." Wilson: ''Clearly there's an appetite in Canberra for sport and for this team'' (THE AGE, 3/6).
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