Elmira Sports Franchises to Host Press Events on Wednesday | WETM

ELMIRA, NY (WETM) — Two of the area’s top sporting attractions will make major announcements.

On Wednesday, Elmira’s premier arena will host a special press event announcing the future of professional hockey at the venue. The event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and will feature first-year tenant Steve Donner who signed a new contract with arena owners, Chemung County Industrial Development Agency, last year.

Donner tells 18 Sports that fans will be thrilled to hear news about the future of hockey at First Arena and the area.

Later today, the Elmira Pioneers will hold their annual season kick-off press conference with former First Arena tenants CAN-USA. Pioneers owners Robbie and Nellie Nichols will be on hand with team general manager Marc Witt.

The Pios Press Event will kick off the upcoming season with some announcements about promotional events and roster changes. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn (formerly Elmira Holiday Inn) on Water Street.

CAN-USA and the CCIDA were unable to agree on a new agreement last summer for the use of First Arena. The CCIDA was then able to negotiate a new deal with Donner’s ownership group, which aimed to bring professional hockey back after the Elmira Enforcers did not play at First Arena last season in the Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL).

18 Sports will be present at both events on Wednesday and will keep you updated on the latest developments live and online.

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