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kingjdv 01-31-2005 07:05 PM

One less local hockey team
 
It was announced today that the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies have been sold and will be relocated to Stockton, CA for the 2005-2006 ECHL season.

Just what we need...LESS HOCKEY!

MojoJojo 01-31-2005 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by kingjdv
It was announced today that the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies have been sold and will be relocated to Stockton, CA for the 2005-2006 ECHL season.

Just what we need...LESS HOCKEY!

Wow, I didnt even realize they had an ECHL team. Maybe if I'd have known I would have gone to a game or two.

FlyersGuy69 01-31-2005 09:39 PM

aah, that sucks! went to a Bullies game last year...it was a good time.

GKJ 02-01-2005 09:14 AM

From one coast to the other.


I never got to one of their games. I should have though.

Fly Guy 02-01-2005 12:35 PM

AC won the Kelly Cup onn '02-'03. Hornets owner George Shinn owned the team and I was hoping that he would bring them down here to the south after he moved the Hornets to New Orleans. Shinn is a piece of crap though, just ask the city of Charlotte.

kingjdv 02-02-2005 12:31 PM

Just a quick follow up
 
The Trenton Times briefly mentioned today that there are some local groups looking to replace the Bullies.

pelts35.com 02-02-2005 02:18 PM

Most people didn't realize that AC had a team. I went to a number of games and they just didn't draw. I always thought it was a strange place to put a hockey team.

One of the big problems down there (aside from a lack of a fan base) is that parking was a nightmare. Personally, I was not a fan of the arena, but that could be due to the fact that there was no atmosphere because of a lack of fans in the stands. Of the 3 ECHL arenas in the area, AC was a distant third behind Reading and Trenton. The food was horrible and I swear that no matter which draft beer was ordered, it all tasted like Buttweipers.

As FlyGuy mentioned, the team did win the Kelly Cup in 02-03. I went to the final 2 games and the arena was absolutely empty for both games.

Most saw this move coming, especially in offseason, where the Bullies announced that the team would be wearing 4th year anniversary patches on their jerseys.

If they manage to get another team, I believe it would be a UHL team.

Kingvdj, There is still plenty of hockey around with Trenton, Phantoms and Reading (depending on where you live).

kingjdv 02-05-2005 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by pelts35.com
If they manage to get another team, I believe it would be a UHL team.

Kingvdj, There is still plenty of hockey around with Trenton, Phantoms and Reading (depending on where you live).

The UHL team may be the one that was scheduled for Pennsauken. The Courier-Post had an article last week about how the new arena at the site of the Pennsauken Mart was in jeopardy.

Also, for anyone wanting to see the Bullies...take the train! Free shuttles (to Casinos) and much easier!

Here's a link to the story on the Pennsauken arena
http://www.courierpostonline.com/new...y/m020205a.htm

pelts35.com 02-05-2005 09:56 AM

They have been talking about a hockey team in Pennsauken for years. The Pennsauken Mart (which is where the arena would go) just won't seem to die, though.

GKJ 02-05-2005 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by pelts35.com
They have been talking about a hockey team in Pennsauken for years. The Pennsauken Mart (which is where the arena would go) just won't seem to die, though.

I was there once about 5 years ago. It looks very run down. It's right off one of the bridges though, right? (Ben Franklin?)

FlyersHomer DM03 02-05-2005 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kingjdv
The UHL team may be the one that was scheduled for Pennsauken. The Courier-Post had an article last week about how the new arena at the site of the Pennsauken Mart was in jeopardy.

Also, for anyone wanting to see the Bullies...take the train! Free shuttles (to Casinos) and much easier!

Here's a link to the story on the Pennsauken arena
http://www.courierpostonline.com/new...y/m020205a.htm

long live the lehigh valley x-treme, a uhl franchise that went bankrupt the moment ground was broken on the arena...what is it now, a parking garage

i thought boardwalk bullies was the funniest name ever...it makes me think of 15-16 year old punks beating up little kids for lunch money...on the boardwalk haha

pelts35.com 02-05-2005 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson
I was there once about 5 years ago. It looks very run down. It's right off one of the bridges though, right? (Ben Franklin?)

It's actually off of the Betsy Ross on Rte 73.

Yes, it's very run down and rather disgusting inside. I'm not sure if it's still there or not, there is a soft pretzel bakery inside that is phenomenal. Nothing like a hot out of the oven soft pretzel.

McGillis,

Nice call with the Xtreme that was to be coached by Dave Schultz.

I really hated the name Boardwalk Bullies. The team was named from a "name the team" contest. Of all the things that you could name a team in AC (Gamblers, Gulls, etc), I thought that was rather lame along with the logo.


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