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Lowell Devils to hit Tsongas ice

low06_200.jpg The New Jersey Devils have reached an official agreement with the City of Lowell to complete their purchase of the Lowell American Hockey League franchise. The formal announcement follows this afternoon’s approval of a new lease with the Lowell Arena and Civic Stadium Commission.

Starting immediately, the club will be known as the Lowell Devils, reflecting the team’s ownership by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. The new logo bears familiarity to the parent organization’s, featuring a stylized ‘L’ coupled with a devilish creature. New Jersey will own an AHL affiliate for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

“Everyone in the New Jersey Devils organization is proud to call Lowell the home of our top development team,” said Devils’ CEO/President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. “We are all excited and look forward to the upcoming season.”

The Lowell Devils will play all 40 home games during the 2006-07 AHL season at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena. With a seating capacity of 6,400, the multi-purpose facility was constructed in 1998 and is located in downtown Lowell.

Season tickets for the Lowell Devils 2006-07 campaign are on sale now, with ticket packages starting at just $90. Contact the Lowell Devils office at (978) 458-PUCK or www.lowelldevilshockey.com for more information, or to inquire about remaining seat availability.