Citing the recent addition of the nearby Batavia Muchdogs to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the Niagara Power, most recent New York Collegiate Baseball League Champion (2019) has announced it will join the PGCBL starting this season. The Power, operated by the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, as part of the Sport Management Program of Niagara University, will continue to operate as a not-for-profit team in their new league, which is a mix of both profit and not-foprofit teams.
The Power, originally founded in 2007, played for many years in the NYCBL before suspending operations in 2015 and then returning in 2018. They play in Sal Maglie Stadium a 4,000 seat former MiLB ballpark in Hyde Park of Niagara Falls, NY that also serves as home to the Niagara Purple Eagles (college baseball) and Niagara Catholic Patriots (high school baseball).
The PGCBL now has 15 teams and is expected to add the Auburn Doubledays. The move soldififies the PGCBL West Region, which now includes Niagara, Batavia, Newark, Geneva, Elmira and Jamestown.
The Troy Tri-City Valley Cats one of the other disenfranchised New York-Penn League teams recently announced it will join the independent professional Frontier League, recently desinated a MLB Partner league.