Single A semi-professional hockey for adults is coming to the  Bay County Civic Arena beginning in October.

Civic Arena Operations Manager Al Cowan (COW-an) says there will be 12 teams in the Interstate Hockey League, all based in Michigan. Cowan added the Bay City Americans will play 16 home games at the Civic Arena. The I-H-L will purchase a video and scoreboard combination and donate it to the Civic Arena, replacing the current scoreboard which is over 20 years old.

The Board of Commissioners will approve a contract with the league next week after passing it in the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday.