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Windsor-area group purchases AHL franchise, looks to move it there by 2008

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The AHL said Monday that the team currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio, had been sold to Ice Track Corporation, which is building a 6,500-seat arena in the Windsor area.

It's the first step in bringing the team to Canada. Ice Track Corp. will now have to meet a set of criteria laid out by the AHL's board of governors, which includes having the arena ready for the start of the 2008-09 season.

The only current AHL franchises currently based in Canada are the Manitoba Moose, Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies.

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