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HockeyRoanoke

Quad City has no deadline to join the SPHL

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@HockeyRoanoke: Your thread title is a bit misleading.  Joining the SPHL for 2018-19 would certainly have a deadline associated with it.  More to the point, the article author's statement that "there is no deadline" should be interpreted as: "Don't expect an announcement anytime soon."

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I don't think they are coming this year, do like Roanoke did and have a year to get in the community and build their brand. Looks like from reading the article the team won't be called the "Mallards". While I was at 1st disappointed we had to wait a year before we started playing, looking back it was the right decision.

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"Executive Director for the Taxslayer, Scott Mullen, says there are 6 to 8 groups interested in owning a team in the QC, as it moves toward the SPHL, but there is no deadline."

Headline wasn't misleading but it could've been more specific.

"He also told Local 4 News, the ECHL owns the rights to the Mallards name, and he was told the name is not for sale at any price."

How about the "Ice Ducks"?  Too close to Anaheim? 

'While I was at 1st disappointed we had to wait a year before we started playing, looking back it was the right decision.'

In retrospect the new Fayetteville ownership group should have taken a year off to try to figure out what they were doing rather than put such a pitiful product on the ice for 56 games.

 
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From what Combs said about the situation last month, was that QC needed to have an ownership group in place by May 15th.....so there was a deadline, but I guess it wasn't for a "Yes\No" answer to the question....."Will QC join the SPHL for the 2018-19 season?".......or future seasons I guess.

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Hockey next season still possible for the Quad-Cities

By Bobby Metcalf - Quad-City Times

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The prospect of hockey remaining in the Quad-Cities is still alive.

While the TaxSlayer Center was initially given a May 15 deadline by the Southern Professional Hockey League to have an ownership group in place, executive director Scott Mullen said the league has allowed him more time to continue trying to find a group willing to keep hockey in the area for the 23rd straight season.

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Mullen says there are still potential ownership groups interested, including one that came forward Monday. He said he doesn't have a firm deadline or timetable on when a deal needs to be done in order for a team to be in the SPHL for next season.

 

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Welcome to the SPHL QC fans

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SPHL league sources on Tuesday said Quad City will join the class-A level pro league as an expansion team for the 2018-19 season.

Fake news?

 

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