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Old 10-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #13
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6/26/20, 1 PM PST

The WHA and the owner of the Portland Winterhawks, Bill Gallacher held a press conference at the Moda Center in Portland OR. There have been rumors since February about the WHA possibly putting an expansion team in Portland, Oregon, and many people speculated that this conference will be about the rumors of a new expansion team. They were right.

Both the WHA and Gallacher announced that an expansion team based in Portland, Oregon will start operations in the 2019-20 season. No name or logo has been announced yet, but that announcement will come sometime around mid-July according to Gallacher.

The locals around the Portland area were excited to hear that a professional hockey team was coming to town. One resident said "The new hockey team will positively impact the hockey culture in Portland. Usually our only option was the Winterhawks. Now we have an alternative, and choices are something I like".

The Portland WHA team will play home games at the Moda Center in downtown Portland.
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