- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group that wants to bring a new minor league hockey team to Portland says it has found an investor who will bankroll most or all of the deal.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2aeqzjD ) reports the unnamed investor might put up all of the $750,000 needed to buy a team. Former Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce head Godfrey Wood is leading the effort to bring a team to Maine.

Wood says he will meet with the investor next week to hammer out details, such as whether the investor would be the sole owner or majority owner.

Wood played a key role in bringing the Portland Pirates to the city in 1993. The Pirates announced in May that the club had been sold and was moving to Springfield, Massachusetts for 2016-17.

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