The owner of the Brantford Blast, Peter Ham announced on July 12, 2018 that the team is for sale and he will not run the team for the 2018-19 season. Ham has owned the team since 2002. It would be announced on September 10, 2018 that the team would not be playing for the 2018-19 season as they were unable to find a new owner. Sale of the team was announced on September 24, 2018. Unfortunately, it would be too late to get the team on the ice for 2018-19. The team should be returning to the ice for 2019-20. The owner of the Stoney Creek Generals will “co-own” both the Generals and the Blast to begin the 2019-20 Allan Cup season. There is hope to add a sixth team for the 2019-20 season to keep the league at an even number of franchises.
The Dundas Real McCoys will return to the J.L. Grightmire Arena (Market St Arena) for the 2019-20 ACH season.