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Waters completes purchase of OHL Otters


In April, it was reported the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League filed for bankruptcy. At the end of this week, it was announced that club has a new owner.

Jim Waters, owner of JAW Hockey Enterprises LP, announced in a statement that his acquisition of the Otters was now complete.

“Today is a very special day for me. I am thrilled to be the new owner of the Erie Otters,” Waters said in a statement.

“The team is fortunate to play in a first class facility in front of great fans. We will now work to enhance the product, our presentation and brand. I would like to thank OHL Commissioner David Branch and the OHL Board of Governors for their support and approval.”

According to, Waters purchased the team for $7.225 million and has pledged to keep the team in Erie.

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