jimjom wrote:Is Wheeling the only original ECHL franchise left?
jimjom wrote:Saw a twitter report from Sean Rine stating that if no owner is found for next year, the Nailers will fold. Madden retweeted that tomorrow the team will announce that this season is the last.
Tremendous blow to the Ohio Valley. Definitely terrible news.
Bathgate wrote:There are plans for a new league, the Northern Pro Hockey League (NPHL), to begin play next year. Franchise locations under consideration include Huntington, WV, Pikeville, KY, Johnstown, Richmond, and Roanoke. There is already speculation from Huntington that Wheeling could join them.
MRandall25 wrote:Saw a tweet that someone bought them, but is likely relocating them.
jimjom wrote:Presser streaming now. Team up for sale so the Brooks Brothers can devote more time to the Adirondack Phantoms project and arena.
DudeMan2766 wrote:. All northern teams in the ECHL also have been said to not wanting Wheeling gone and will work with league to help keep them.
JS© wrote:DudeMan2766 wrote:. All northern teams in the ECHL also have been said to not wanting Wheeling gone and will work with league to help keep them.
Of course. Having Wheeling in the league vs a team in Savannah cuts down on travel expenses.
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