The Buffalo Beauts Hockey LLC and the NWHL have reached an agreement to turn operational control of the Beauts back to the league.
“Our main goal has always been fostering the growth of women’s hockey across all ages,” said Kim Pegula, President and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment. “We thank our Beauts players, staff, and fans for their support this past season. We will continue to look for ways to successfully grow the women’s game.”
“The NWHL thanks Pegula Sports and Entertainment for their stewardship of the Beauts during the last two seasons,” said NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan. “We have a deep appreciation for the remarkable, ongoing commitment of the organization to advance the sport of hockey at all levels.”
The NWHL also shared the following statement regarding the club:
“The NWHL is pleased to regain operating control of the 2017 Isobel Cup champions and four-time Cup Finalists. The fans of Western New York are among the most dedicated in the world, and we have had four exceptional seasons of winning hockey and large crowds in Buffalo. We will look to continue our relationship with the Harborcenter and its incredible staff, and in the Beauts’ fifth season and beyond, we will build on their tradition of success.”