WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“BBSG” or the “Company”) has acquired substantially all of the assets of the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall Township, NJ (the “Arena”). The Arena houses three sheets of ice and serves youth hockey and other ice sports participants in Monmouth County. In addition, the Arena features a pro shop, laser tag, the Penalty Box Café, and a high performance training gym utilized by youth and high school hockey clubs. BBSG was founded by Murry Gunty in 2015.
“We’re very excited to be investing in another vibrant New Jersey hockey community,” said Murry Gunty, CEO of BBSG. “We are proud to be the home to over 15 local high school hockey programs and the Jersey Shore Wildcats youth hockey club. We look forward to modernizing the facility to provide our customers with a first-class ice rink in this proud hockey state.”
The Arena is the eighth ice rink purchased by BBSG. Other ice rink holdings include Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton Township, NJ, American Heartland Ice Arena in Lincolnwood, Illinois, Center Ice of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Maryland, Ice World in Abingdon, Maryland, Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois, and Printscape Arena at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.
Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“BBSG”) is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities and youth sports events. Our arenas are clean and professionally managed, and offer world class recreational offerings. We focus on: ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics; markets with a National Hockey League club presence; and arenas with an existing Tier I or Tier II youth hockey presence . We have the ability to acquire healthy and stable arenas, but also to turn around under-managed or under-performing facilities as well. BBSG currently owns and operates eight arenas across the United States with a total of 15 sheets of indoor ice and two indoor turf fields.