The Quad City Storm’s inaugural season is bursting with everything new - new owners, league, name, logo, team President and first-time Coach!
Owners John Dawson and Ryan Mosley, both from the Quad Cities and avid hockey players themselves, stepped in when it looked like hockey was done in the Quad Cities. “We’re local owners with a stake in this community so we aren’t going anywhere,” said Mosely. “Our fans are our family and friends, people we see every day in business, church and social events. We knew keeping hockey here was needed.” Dawson agreed, “Professional sports is a quality-of-life factor for our region and it’s one of the reasons people move here or stay here. Our goal is to be as successful as our other professional sports teams and create a family-fun atmosphere.”
The owners and staff are committed to making the Quad City Storm the community’s team. From player appearances to clinics to learn-to-skate sessions and fundraising opportunities, the Quad City Storm coach and players will be making the rounds in our local communities. “We can make this succeed by giving back to the community and believe the community will support the team” both owners agreed. The games will be full of fun, kids’ activities, promotions and giveaways!
This is the first time for hockey in the Quad Cities to be in the Southern Professional Hockey League. The Quad City Storm will be the 11th team of the league. It is also the first time in the 23-year history of Quad City hockey and the SPHL league that there is a female as the team President.
Check out the video below to learn more and help us welcome the Quad City Storm as members of the Quad Cities Chamber!