August 16, 2018 |

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints, along with ImOn Communications, are proud to announce the addition of a free, high-speed Internet service through Wi-Fi that will be available to all fans throughout the 2018–19 season, beginning with Opening Night on October 6.

“We’re in an increasingly connected world, and we want to make sure that our fans have access to a free, reliable source of Wi-Fi at Our House to share their experience at our games,” said Nick Shane, the Fighting Saints’ President of Business Operations. “We can’t wait to start this partnership with ImOn, and we cannot thank them enough for helping us take this step forward and to enhance the fan experience at the same time.”

ImOn, the 2018 recipient of Cablefax’s Independent Cable Operator of the Year Award, expanded its fiber optic network and launched operations in Dubuque in January of 2018. Their high-speed fiber optic network provides customers with speeds up to 10 Gbps, and is currently providing services to businesses in Dubuque.

“The Mystique Community Ice Center and the Dubuque Fighting Saints bring in thousands of visitors each year, and are great assets to the community. Having access to free high-speed Internet in the facility will add significantly to the overall visitor experience,” said Justin Stinson, ImOn VP and General Manager of the Dubuque market. “ImOn is excited about this partnership with the Dubuque Fighting Saints and we are thrilled to provide blazing-fast Internet.”

Fans can ditch using data, and rely on the free, lightning-quick ImOn Wi-Fi service to post photos to Facebook and Instagram, and send live updates on Twitter about every Fighting Saints game.


About ImOn Communications

ImOn Communications provides high-speed Internet, cable TV, data, and telephone services to the residents of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha, Iowa. ImOn also provides businesses throughout the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor, as well as Dubuque, with advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. ImOn was the first to bring fiber optic technology to the Cedar Rapids area with the introduction of 10Gig business Ethernet services in 2009, followed by the introduction of fiber-to-the-home services in 2011 and residential gigabit service in 2015. Since 2014, ImOn has provided free community Wi-Fi service to the communities we serve including Downtown Cedar Rapids, the McGrath Amphitheatre, Newbo City Market, various parks in Hiawatha, Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, as well as the Iowa City Ped Mall. ImOn is locally owned and operated and offers customers tremendous value and choice for services. For more information regarding ImOn Communications, visit, or call 319-298-6484.

About the Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Fighting Saints returned to USHL play in the brand new Mystique Community Ice Center during the 2010–11 season, winning the Clark Cup in their first year back in the USHL. The Fighting Saints continued their success with a historic season in 2012–13, finishing with a franchise best 45­11‐8 record. The team claimed the Anderson Cup as the USHL’s regular season champions for the first time in 30 years, and also earned the Clark Cup for second time in three seasons. In August 2013, the team took the bronze medal while representing the United States at the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. The Fighting Saints have reached the Clark Cup Final three times in the past eight seasons, and have made it to the Clark Cup Playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. The club has produced a number of players that moved on to NCAA Division I hockey and has developed several players that have risen to the professional level. A select few have made it to the NHL level, including Johnny Gaudreau, Zemgus Girgensons, Mike Matheson, Matt Benning and Joakim Ryan. The original Fighting Saints competed in the USHL for 21 seasons (1980–2001). The club won the Clark Cup as playoff champions on three occasions (1981, 1983, 1985) under head coach Jack Barzee. One of the most well-known alumni of the original Fighting Saints was Gary Suter, a 17‐year NHL veteran, two-time Olympian, Stanley Cup champion, and member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.



About Northern Lights Hockey, LLC

Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, is the entity that owns and operates the USHL organization in Dubuque, Iowa. The owners of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, collectively provide an extensive background in both hockey and business, and they represent interests on national and local levels. The ownership group is spearheaded by Fighting Saints alumni Johnny Gaudreau and Zemgus Girgensons, longtime hockey executive Peter Luukko, Stanley Cup Champion coach Dan Bylsma, Peter Chiarelli, President of Business Operations and General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, and Managing Partner Brad Kwong, as well as a distinguished group of successful businessmen and investors. The group also includes local Iowan partners Mark Falb, David S. Field, M.D., and Tim King, M.D. Falb currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Enterprises, Inc., and Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Dr. Field has practiced orthopedic surgery for over 30 years, and has been a driving force behind hockey in Dubuque. Dr. King is an otolaryngologist with Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque, and is an avid philanthropist who has recognized the social and personal value of development through youth sports.



Jennifer Hildreth

625 First St SE, Suite 250
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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