The North American Hockey League has announced that the Fresno (Calif.) Monsters are reactivating and relocating their membership to Wenatchee, Wash. They will play as the Wenatchee Wild beginning in the 2013-14 season.
The NAHL is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States, with 24 teams representing 13 states. The Aberdeen Wings are members of the Central Division in the NAHL. The Wild will play in the West Division.
The Town Toyota Center complex in Wenatchee is a multi-purpose facility containing a 4,200 seat main arena and a second permanent ice rink. The center purchased the Wenatchee Wild name and logo from the previous ownership group, which relocated their NAHL membership to Hidalgo, Texas, on May 14.
A presentation to and final approval by the USA Hockey junior council is expected in June.