According to a new report from the Brantford Expositor the Stoney Creek Generals of Allan Cup Hockey are relocating to Brantford in the fall. The team will merge with the Blast, which General’s owner Tony Falasca recently purchased.
After agreeing to purchase the Blast in September, the Stoney Creek group was initially going to run the Generals and Blast. However, after this year’s Allan Cup, Falasca told the Expositor the idea began to change.
“In around late April, May or June, in around that time, I talked to Peter (Ham) a bit and said, ‘You know what, let’s put a powerhouse team together, combine some of the players and just make a powerhouse team in Brantford,’” Falasca said to the Expositor.
The new team in Brantford will keep the colours and Blast name and will drop the Generals identity.
In the last four years, the Stoney Creek Generals have won four ACH championships and one Allan Cup Canadian senior A title. They had a regular season record of 69-20-7 and were 32-4 in the playoffs.
With the move of operations from Stoney Creek to Brantford the league will include just four teams – the Blast, Dundas Real McCoys, Hamilton Steelhawks, and the Whitby Dunlops.
The 2020 Allen Cup will be hosted by Hamilton/Dundas this year, the two remaining teams in Hamilton.