Danbury Whalers Win the Commissioner’s Cup

Congratulations to the Danbury Whalers, who won the Federal Hockey League (FHL) championship (the Commissioner’s Cup) on Friday night by completing a sweep of the Dayton Demonz.  A special congratulations to Herm Sorcher, Managing Partner and CEO, and Alan Friedman, President and CFO.  I have worked with Herm and Alan before the team played a single […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Pay Tribute to Newtown The Danbury Whalers are paying tribute to the victims from Newtown, Connecticut.  Danbury CEO and Managing Partner Herm Sorcher issued an eloquent statement detailing the team’s efforts to assist their neighbors in Newtown, which include a teddy bear collection and fund-raiser.  The team will also be wearing a special patch recognizing Newtown […]

Danbury Whalers Off to Winning Start

The Danbury Whalers, the most recent addition to Connecticut’s professional sports landscape, enjoyed a successful opening weekend, beating the visiting New York Aviators on Friday and Saturday night.  Congratulations to Danbury Whalers CEO Herm Sorcher, who was interviewed by Dan Canavan back in February. Here are a few pictures from opening night at the Danbury Ice […]

Danbury Whalers to Open Season Next Friday Night

In February, Connecticut Sports Law’s Dan Canavan interviewed Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers.  At the time, Sorcher was beginning the monumental task of putting together a new hockey team, in a new league.  Today, Sorcher and the Danbury Whalers are just one week away from opening night of their inaugural season. “The start of Danbury […]

Connecticut Sports Law Celebrates Second Anniversary

I am proud to mark the second anniversary of Connecticut Sports Law.  The blog continues to exceed my expectations from its launch two short years ago.  To all Connecticut Sports Law readers and supporters, we thank you for your support.   This group includes my wife, family, friends and my employer, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy.  The past year brought […]

Interview with Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers

By Dan Canavan In December 2009, an ambitious group of investors announced they were bringing a new minor-league hockey team to Danbury, Connecticut.  The Danbury Whalers will begin play this fall as part of the 4-team Federal Hockey League. I recently had a chance to sit down with Herm Sorcher, Chief Executive Officer and Managing […]