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Kill List 6/24/02

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  • Hans Hornstein
    There may yet be changes to come, but this is things as they are at this ... ========== NHL (30 teams in 2001): ========== No Change ========== AHL (27 teams
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 24, 2002
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      There may yet be changes to come, but this is things as they are at this
      instant:
      -----------------------------
      ==========
      NHL (30 teams in 2001):
      ==========
      No Change

      ==========
      AHL (27 teams in 2001, currently +1):
      ==========
      KILLS (1):
      Quebec Citadelles - terminated lease, 5/10/02 (ownership disagreements)
      EXPANSIONS (2):
      Binghamton Senators - rebirth of PEI Senators, RIP 1996
      San Antonio Rampage - rebirth of Adirondack Red Wings, RIP 1999
      FUTURE EXPANSIONS (2):
      Kansas City?,Indianapolis? [2002?, 2003?] - rebirth of Adirondack Red
      Wings(?), RIP 1999
      KC?, Indy? [2002?, 2003?] - rebirth of Louisville Panthers, RIP 2001

      ==========
      ECHL (29 teams in 2001, currently -1):
      ==========
      KILLS (1):
      Mobile Mysticks - suspended operations, 4/1/2002 (attendance)
      FUTURE EXPANSIONS (3):
      Beaumont (TX) [2003] - rebirth of Huntington Blizzard, RIP 2000
      Jacksonville Lizard Kings [2003] - rebirth of selves, RIP 2000
      Atlanta (Gwinett Co) [2003] - rebirth of Mobile Mysticks, RIP 2002
      POSSIBLE MOVE (1):
      Macon Whoopee -> Kentucky Thoroughblades (Lexington)
      POSSIBLE KILLS (3): (more news expected Friday)
      Louisiana IceGators
      New Orleans Brass
      Jackson Bandits

      ==========
      UHL (14 in 2001, currently -4):
      ==========
      KILLS (5):
      Asheville Smoke - left league, 4/1/02 (financial)
      Knoxville Speed - left league, 4/1/02 (financial)
      Port Huron Border Cats - suspend operations, 5/16 (financial)
      B.C. Icemen - suspend operations, 6/18 (AHL to town, nowhere to move)
      New Haven Knights - suspend operations, 6/18 (arena/financial)
      EXPANSION (1):
      Canton IcePatrol [2002] - rebirth of Saginaw/Ohio Gears, RIP 2000

      ==========
      CHL (16 teams in 2001, currently +0):
      ==========
      KILLS (1):
      San Antonio Iguanas - suspend operations, 6/25 (incoming AHL)
      EXPANSION (1):
      Laredo (TX) [2002]
      FUTURE EXPANSION (2):
      Fort Collins [2003]
      Hidalgo (TX) [2003?]
      Lafayette (LA)? [2003?]

      ==========
      WCHL (8 teams in 2001, currently -1):
      ==========
      KILLS (1):
      Tacoma Sabercats - suspend operations, 4/2002 (financial)
      POTENTIAL KILLS (1);
      Anchorage Aces - filed Chapter 11, future uncertain
      FUTURE EXPANSION (2):
      Las Vegas Wranglers [2003]
      Vancouver (WA) [2004?] - rebirth of Phoenix Mustangs?, RIP 2001

      ==========
      ACHL (0 teams in 2001, currently +7):
      ==========
      EXPANSION (7):
      Fayetteville FireAntz [2002]
      Tallahassee [2002]
      Jacksonville Barracudas [2002]
      Orlando Seals [2002]
      Knoxville [2002]
      Lakeland [2002]
      St. Petersburg [2002]
      RUMORED EXPANSION (5):
      Winston-Salem (NC) [2002]
      Macon [2002]
      Savannah (GA) [2002]
      Huntsville [2003]
      Birmingham [2003]
    • mangodance
      ... I forgot to tell you, the owner has stated the team will be named as a Lexington team and not a Kentucky team. They re also going to do a write-in
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 5, 2002
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        Hans Hornstein wrote:
        > ==========
        > ECHL (29 teams in 2001, currently -1):
        > ==========
        > POSSIBLE MOVE (1):
        > Macon Whoopee -> Kentucky Thoroughblades (Lexington)

        I forgot to tell you, the owner has stated the team will be named
        as a Lexington team and not a Kentucky team. They're also going
        to do a write-in campaign for naming the team.
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