Maryland firm buys second N.J. ice arena

A Maryland company that recently bought a Hamilton ice arena has made another investment in the state, it announced recently.

Black Bear Sports Group Inc. acquired the assets of the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall, it said Tuesday, giving it two ice arenas in New Jersey and eight overall.

“We’re very excited to be investing in another vibrant New Jersey hockey community,” BBSG CEO Murry Gunty said in a prepared statement. “We are proud to be the home to over 15 local high school hockey programs and the Jersey Shore Wildcats youth hockey club.”

Jersey Shore Arena includes three sheets of ice, as well as a pro shop, café and training gym, among other features. It serves youth hockey and other participants in Monmouth County.

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“We look forward to modernizing the facility to provide our customers with a first-class ice rink in this proud hockey state,” Gunty said.