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  1. When the Sharks came into Worcester they curtained off the upper bowl along the sides. Looks like it's back to the "old days."
  2. Just going to say I don't like the format and leave it at that.
  3. UHL Returns For 2017\18 Season

    So, Pace is in charge of one of 3 teams owned by the same person. I think we can read between the lines.
  4. Hey fred... just sayin'
  5. Well said, Gregg. The caliber of hockey in the USHL continues to improve year over year as evidence by the increasing number of NHL draft picks. The arena would be large by USHL standards but the key would be promotion when making the transition from pro to junior. If you let people know its not "high school hockey" you're fine. otherwise you have a disaster like Youngstown. At the risk of sounding like I'm patronizing, I think a hockey savvy market like Peoria would be fine.
  6. Wheeling usually has "Frosty Friday" throughout the season. Dollar drafts!
  7. I respect that Peoria has always been a pro hockey town, but I was actually surprised they they didn't head for the USHL after the last AHL departure.
  8. Yes- like $2 beer!
  9. Where are all the references to Chuck Norris characters?
  10. I give them a lot of credit. Everyone does the holiday jerseys and camo/military appreciation jerseys, we've seen Star Wars, Video Games, retro 70/tie dye..... this is new.
  11. Ben Power?

    Quickly is putting it lightly. 50 Season tickets last year, and the fanbase only got more frustrated as the season went on. http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/03/26/cornwall-nationals-housing-players-next-big-step-for-team I can easily see Cornwall being the next to fold.
  12. There is a 6 team requirement within the league itself, the reasoning is just a little foggy. 2 seasons ago the Brewster team played the roll of #6 to make the league happen. Both links below mention the need for the 6th team. http://wlad.com/local-headlines/151711 http://www.theexaminernews.com/new-ownership-assumes-pro-hockey-team-in-brewster/ The first article in states "A team in Michigan put it in their contract that the League has to have six teams." It's unclear as to who that came from . IT gives the impression that Soskin required it before sinking his money into another franchise. However, I recall reading that McMoran arena in Port Huron put that clause in the Prowlers/Soskins lease. (PH newspaper only gives you 6 free articles so it's tough to dig that up). The Knights/Saints have "home" games in 4 towns across Ontario and Quebec while taking the name of the town where they will play the majority of the games. But they DO have 6 teams... did I mention smoke & mirrors?
  13. So the league is down to 5&1/2 teams. It'll be interesting to see how long the league can afford to play the smoke & mirrors game with the Kingsville/South River/Gravenhurst/Temiscaming Knights formerly known as the Saints.
  14. I'm happy to see them mention the benefit having hockey. Chance are the Dawgs are as much a partner as they are an anchor tenant.
  15. FHL's Future Unclear?

    Getting an owner is one thing. Getting 16-20 kids/team to pay upward so of $7,500 for the chance to get called up is another. Especially since getting called up and receiving $0.01 would make them ineligible for the NCAA and ACHA. I would think no one in their right mind would fall for this, but the Death Pool has been reporting on "Donkey Shows" like this for years, so you never know. I still think they shell game is that this whole tuition funded league is nothing more than a fund raiser for the FHL.
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