After four successful seasons in Winnipeg, the Ice hockey franchise has been sold and will be moving to the U.S.
According to TSN insider Darren Dreger, the Winnipeg Ice are no more and the franchise will move to Wenatchee, Washington after being sold to David White, the owner of the BCHL's Wenatchee Wild.
Dreger kept the announcement short and to the point in a Tweet at 11:24 a.m. Friday morning, saying "The Winnipeg Ice have been sold."
Two minutes later he followed up the announcement by saying, "The Ice originally moved to Winnipeg from Cranbrook, B.C. and a condition of the sale was a new facility in Winnipeg. That condition was never met."
The franchise began in 1996 as the Edmonton Ice—a WHL expansion franchise. Then it moved to Cranbrook in 1998 and ultimately Winnipeg in 2019 when the deal was struck for a new arena for the aspiring team.
In four seasons, the Winnipeg Ice compiled a 166-49-8 record, including a 57-10-1 mark last season and an appearance in the WHL Final.
More details to come.