About the Trenton Titans
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced July 28, 2011, the Board of Governors has approved a new Membership application of the Trenton Titans for admission to the league.
The Trenton Membership is owned by Blue Line Sports, LLC with Rich Lisk serving as managing partner. The ownership ensures that hockey remains in Trenton and will return to its roots, as Trenton joined the ECHL as the Titans in 1999-2000, and won the Kelly Cup in 2005.
The team replaces the Trenton Devils, who ceased operations in early July and turned in their Membership. The team will commence operations immediately and will play in the 2011-12 season under the existing schedule finalized in late April.
“We are extremely pleased that this ownership group has stepped forward to keep professional hockey in Trenton,’’ said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “We all understand that there is an extraordinary amount of work to be done prior to the season, but have confidence that under the leadership of Rich Lisk and his team that the market can once again be a strong Member of the ECHL.’’
“Having been involved with the original Titans, and what we were able to bring to the Greater Trenton community back then, this is the chance of a lifetime for me,’’ said Lisk. “With my staff, I can’t wait to see the smiling faces of fans in the Sun National Bank Center.
“To those fans, we say, this is your team. From our ownership, through our front office and on-ice operations, we’re all in this together. The Titans are back.’’
The ECHL will play with 20 teams in 2011-12, an increase from 19 in the 2010-11 season