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      New hockey team coming to Marquette

      The city of Marquette should get a Tier Three hockey team this fall, provided the city commission approves a plan to use Lakeview Arena as the home for the Marquette Royales.

      TV6 spoke to Royales' Coach Mike Stanaway late Wednesday afternoon.

      The team will be in the 16 team Minnesota Junior Hockey League. A spot in the league became available when the Chicago Bulldogs moved to another league.

      Stanaway says players can range in age from 16 to 20, but he believes most of his players will be 19 or 20 years old. He adds the team has received plenty of local support from area groups, including Marquette Junior Hockey and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.

      The Royales have more than a dozen players listed on the roster on the team's website. Hancock's Trevor Givens is one player listed.

      Stanaway says there will be two tryouts, one in early August in South Bend, Indiana and one in Marquette, August 23 through 25.

      The Royales will wear maroon and cream sweaters.

      Stanaway previously played for the Finlandia Lions hockey team. He's been coaching on the West coast for the past two years.