All signs point to the return of hockey at Elmira's First Arena.

The Chemung County Executive's Office says, after a short hiatus, Jackals owner Robbie Nichols has agreed in principle to bring hockey back for the 2018-2019 season.

The arena hasn’t been used for hockey since the 2016-2017 season.

The team would be part of the Federal Hockey League.

The paperwork still has to be signed. And, the IDA has to approve the deal.