The Central Hockey League announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a group that will bring a Central Hockey League expansion franchise to Brampton, Ontario for the 2013-14 season.

The Brampton franchise would mark the 12th team slated to play in the League in the 2013-14 season joining the St. Charles Chill as expansion clubs.

“It is very exciting to make this announcement,” said Duane Lewis, Central Hockey League Commissioner. “I grew up in this area and know firsthand what a positive addition this market will be to our current roster of teams. Our hope is to expand further in the future in the Southern Ontario area.”