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Kola steps down as New Albany’s coach

By 03/02/2018, 12:00pm EST

Guided Eagles from club to varsity status

Joe Kola oversaw every achievement for the New Albany High School hockey team during its first five seasons, but now the Eagles will go forward with a new coach.

Kola resigned March 1, having guided the team from club status into a varsity sport.

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Chiller North facility in Lewis Center plans $5 million expansion

By 01/17/2018, 2:30pm EST

Third sheet to be added

The OhioHealth Chiller North ice rink in Lewis Center plans a $5 million expansion that will add a third sheet of ice along with additional locker room and shower facilities.

The move is in response to growing demand from youth and amateur hockey and skating programs, according to owner JMAC Inc.

The announcement comes one month after another group said it plans to build a $12 million ice rink and training facility near I-270 and Sawmill Road on the Far North Side.

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CHC continues to grow in 15th season

By 12/30/2017, 10:00pm EST

More expansion on the horizon?

Greg Kirstein still has big dreams for the Capital Hockey Conference.

Kirstein helped form the central Ohio high school league in 2003 while working with the Dublin High School Hockey Association. The CHC consisted of seven teams in its inaugural season in 2003-04 and now, in its 15th season, is comprised of 14 varsity and 12 junior varsity teams.

Kirstein, a senior vice president and general counsel for the Blue Jackets, would like to see the league continue to expand.

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