Jump to content

Welcome to SPHL Forums

Welcome to SPHL Forums, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information. Take advantage of it immediately, Register Now or Sign In.

  • Start new topics and reply to other fans of the SPHL!
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Add events to our community calendar
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here


MacGuy

Hopes Remain New Ownership Group Will Revive RiverKings At Landers Center

Recommended Posts

Hopes Remain New Ownership Group Will Revive RiverKings At Landers Center

By Pete Wickham - Daily News

Quote

Mickey Cochran and the rest of the 2-Man Advantage booster club had packed up the linens, dishes, pots and pans – all the items they had bought over the years to help stock apartments used by members of the Mississippi RiverKings. They would pull those boxes out of storage in September when a new group of hockey players drifted into the Mid-South.

“Our job was to make them feel like it was a home away from home,” said Cochran of the group, which would also stock treats on the team’s bus for road trips.

They were counting the days until they would pull their jerseys out of the closet. There would be club meetings, and holiday parties and … hockey!

Then late last week, an announcement from team president Robin Hurdle hit the Southern Pro Hockey League team’s website – and ’Kings diehards like Cochran – harder than a crosscheck to the jaw.

After 26 years in Memphis and Southaven, the RiverKings suspended operations for the 2018-19 campaign. Hurdle, head of the Maddox Foundation that has owned the team since 2002, said that they and the league will seek new ownership and a return to the Landers Center ice in 2019-2020.

Read more at: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2018/may/31/hopes-remain-new-ownership-group-will-revive-riverkings-at-landers-center/

33846.jpg?maxWidth=800&maxHeight=600

33847.jpg?maxWidth=800&maxHeight=600

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

“They cut out all advertising this past year,” Cochran said, “and the local media didn’t cover us enough. Never on game night. You never heard if the team won or lost. People in Mississippi didn’t even know they played.”

 

Amen.

Edited by RiverKings99

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members
     
     

    No registered users viewing this page.

     
Premium Theme Designed By IBTheme.com

×