The Whalers will begin play in Flint in the fall of 2015.
Whalers owner Peter Karmanos said over the summer that moving the team is possibility.
Dave Bartkowiak Jr.
A news release from USA Hockey says the foundation could acquire the arena by the first half of 2015.
The pinking of the ice is a first at Compuware Arena since the building opened in 1996.
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Wesley was headed down the left wing when he did a spin-o-rama before going backhand top-shelf to score.
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Sonny Milano was selected 16th overall by Columbus in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
New Whalers Mathew Campagna and Sonny Milano have a chance to help each while helping the Whalers this season.
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Milano, 18, was committed to play hockey at Boston College. However, he announced this weekend he is opting to spend this season in the OHL.
Mathew Campagna has established himself as a point producer in the OHL, registering 68 points in 66 games with the Wolves in 2012-13 and 74 points in 68 games this past season.
The Whalers players range in ages from 15 to 20 going on 21 and stay with families in the area.
The Plymouth Whalers will begin the 2014-15 pre-season with an alumni game on Saturday at Compuware Arena.
Caamano scored 22 goals with 22 assists for 44 points with 54 penalty minutes in 40 games last season for the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs minor midgets.